English & Mathematics

Numicon & Mathematics

From Reception to Year 2 we use a wonderful resource called Numicon which really enables the children to build an understanding of the concept of number. For more information please click here: Numicon at Home.

Author David Melling Visit

On Tuesday 14th November, Year 2 were excited to meet one of the UK’s best-loved author-illustrators, David Melling. David is now on his seventh book in the Hugless Douglas series. We listened to his new story and he shared his talent for brilliantly imaginative illustrations. We had lots of fun learning how to draw Douglas the bear and asking David questions about his work.

Bug Club

Bug Club is an on-line reading scheme that we use alongside our reading scheme in school. Books are selected according to your child's ability, supporting their reading decoding as well as comprehension, with questions to be completed along the way. Each child is issued with their own login. Please click the link below for more information:

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Literacy at DVIS

We held a 'Literacy at DVIS' session for parents on 9th October which was really well attended.

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We use the Letters and Sounds scheme for teaching phonics. We find this a systematic programme and a great basis for teaching children the phonics children require for reading and writing. We use our teaching expertise and other resources to bring these lessons to life whilst following a format for teaching that enables all children to make progress.

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Reading Schemes

We use several reading schemes and series of books. For Guided Reading in class we plan mainly from the Rigby Star and Big Cat series of books.