Brinsworth Manor Infant School


Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He's also the most accident-prone. Luckily, a mysterious little girl always comes by and patches up his bumps and bruises. But will she be able to help him with his toughest test: capturing a princess?


Our Key Stage 1 children have helped to develop our immersive reading areas by making castles and forest role plays. They are also becoming little storytellers by using the Zog characters in our class spot trays.


Children have explored the characters by creating instructions about 'How to be a good dragon'. Madam Dragon was very impressed and it helped her to keep all of her dragons in line! We are also extending our knowledge about the story's characters by learning how to write a character description. We have focused on how personality traits can change throughout a story and we've shared ideas on which ambitious adjectives best describe each character.


Soon we will be creating our own Zog stories by adding our own imaginative ideas. We really want to make our stories interesting and unique for our readers!

Read Write Inc phonics


This half term we welcomed back our Read Write Inc phonics groups! We are so happy to see the children learning exactly what they need to in order to make excellent progress in their reading! Each day the children have a speed sound lesson and develop their reading skills by working on either their accuracy in decoding words or their fluency in reading. We then make clear links to our Literacy learning by making connections to newly learnt RWI sounds. We do this using individualised learning journeys containing phonics and writing prompts for children to access independently with the aim of developing their confidence in writing.


We try to teach children to be resilient and to try their best even if they sometimes find learning difficult. This positive attitude to learning helps our children to take pride in their literacy learning and make good progress.