At Kingston Heath Primary School we explicitly teach reading, writing, and speaking and listening on a daily basis, where children are appropriately challenged at their point of need. The school supports students to become confident and literate 21st century communicators through authentic learning experiences.

We use a range of teaching practices including the Scaffolding Literacy Approach, the Workshop Model and the 6+1 Traits of Writing, that are teacher led and student focussed. Teachers conference with students regularly to provide feedback about their individual learning goals.


Our whole school approach ensures we explicitly teach decoding and comprehension strategies through literature linked to our Units of Inquiry.


Students develop spelling appropriate for their level of ability through a range of strategies such as THRASS, phonics and word studies.