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  • Headteacher: Mrs A Burton
  • Deputy Headteacher: Mrs L Taylor


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At Sawley Junior School we believe that writing is the golden thread that runs through the curriculum.  Our main aim is that children become successful and sophisticated writers throughout their time at Sawley. Therefore, Literacy is valued highly in the school and lessons are based upon the following areas of learning:

Reading, writing, spelling and phonetic knowledge, punctuation and grammar, oracy and drama.

Teachers base their planning on the Revised Framework for Literacy. We use the framework to suit the specific needs of our children and not as a ‘one framework suits all’. At Sawley, quality novels are valued highly to teach ‘Literacy through literature,’ which involves looking at objectives from the framework and teasing these out of a text. For example a class reading ‘Treason’ by Berlie Doherty, will use the text to teach a unit of work on narrative; all the necessary technical and grammar exercises and objectives such as developing characters or letter writing would be covered. 

Below you will find links to all the literacy groups. Each group features learning information for the term and weekly spellings to learn.




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