English literacy and language

Teaching English is fundamental to our teaching and learning at Rusper. More information about our approached to particular elements of the English curriculum can be found in the English menu on the left of the screen.
 
Reading is encouraged at every level, with EYFS and KS1 children earning Rooks (our unique Rusper currency) for each read they complete. 'Extreme reading' was a recent whole-school initiative, which asked children to send in photos of themselves reading in unusual situation! The results really sparked our imaginations!  
 
We believe that little and often is key, and therefore encourage parents to read with their children every day.
 
 
We recently held a handwriting workshop at Rusper, to introduce our approach to teaching cursive handwriting to our parents. The slides presented at this workshop can be found below, and links to our handwriting resources can be found in the English menu on the left of the screen.