Millbank Primary School

Growing Together To Be Our Best

Languages, Literacy and Communication


This term, we are focusing on developing our handwriting and our confidence with writing. We are going to be using our descriptive language skills to help us identify insects, and create insect fact files based on information we have researched.



We have daily phonics sessions in the morning, where we focus on a sound a day. During this session, we practise saying the sound, forming it and recognising it in words.



We will listen to your child read individually and as part of a guided group reading session. We will focus on children breaking down the sounds in words (decoding) and then putting them together (blending) and reading the word (segmenting). It is very important that you listen to your child read every day.



We follow 'Talk for Writing' approach, where the children will learn a text genre off by heart, based on the idea that the children can internalise vocabulary and structure to help with their own writing. Children also have the opportunity to record their observations and thoughts using Seesaw, during their COOL time.