Children in Reception Class at Portsmouth High School

English and Phonics

English topic work involves daily exciting explorations into some of the best children’s literature, both classic and modern as well as science, history and geography based topics.

Exciting local trips are used to support the learning that takes place in the classroom as a way to make links across the curriculum and enhance the girls’ knowledge of the world.

Cursive script is introduced from the earliest attempt at writing and high levels of achievement in this area become a real strength in later years.

Children in our Reception Class work on developing a good awareness of phonic sounds for reading and spelling each day. Working groups are small enough for each girl to receive individual attention.