Welcome to our page that is all about English at Finchale Primary School. This page will include information about reading, writing and phonics in our school.
Below, you will find examples of some fantastic work from our classes, images of trips or visits and examples of websites and guides to support your child's learning at home. Scroll down for so much more!
If you do have any queries about phonics, reading, spelling or writing, please do speak to your child's class teacher. They will be able to offer advice or they will speak to one of the English co-ordinators.
Monster Phonics is a whole school systematic synthetic phonics scheme. It teaches children to read by enabling them to identify and segment the letters and to blend the sounds together to read the words.
It is a really fun way to learn phonics since it is multi - sensory.
Sounds are categorized into 10 colour groups and each colour has a corresponding monster character.
Monster phonics is a highly advanced scheme that creates interest and engagement from the children.
Monster Phonics Day September 2023
Celebration of Reading Day 2 June 2023
Author visits - Adam Bushnell 2022/2023
Author Visits - Adam Bushnell
Year 3 enjoyed a visit from Adam Bushnell. They spent the afternoon planning their own Ancient Egyptian story. They first designed and created a mythical temple guardian, before coming up with riddles for the guardian to say. Next they had to design a set of traps for them to get pass, before finally reaching the treasure at the centre of the pyramid. Year 3 wrote some clever and imaginative riddles and are excited to use their planning to write up their Egyptian story
Some of our amazing writing in Year 2, following our visit from Adam! We were really inspired after our session with Adam and the Great Fire of London descriptions the children produced were fantastic. What do you think?
Year 4 had a great time with Adam Bushnell, exploring their topic Dreamgiver in detail. They made traps to catch a monster from a nightmare and created a plan to write a short narrative about this. They had lots of fun and their narrative writing even helped them to get a class head teacher's award! Well done Year 4!
World Book Day 2022
This year was the 25th anniversary of World Book day with the message for all children
‘You are a reader.’
For World Book day, our pupils dressed up as their favourite book characters and each class completed fun activities and shared books and stories with each other. Take a look to see what a fabulous day we had!
Year 4 had lots of fun on World Book Day writing descriptions of their favourite characters.
Celebration of Reading Day 2021!