Rydal Penrhos School


Literacy is the key to all learning

The importance of reading and writing cannot be stressed enough and we ask that all parents support and encourage their child/children in this area at home as much, and in as many ways, as possible.

At Rydal Penrhos Preparatory School, teachers plan their schemes of work based on the standards set out by the DCSF in the National Strategy for Literacy and the National Curriculum for English, in Wales. These have provided a comprehensive set of guidelines and expectations for pupils’ learning at different stages in their education and help to ensure continuity and progression whilst still allowing for teaching autonomy and endless possibilities for a diverse range of learning experiences. Generally, the school follows QCA guidance for planning and delivery of other subject areas.

Reading at Key Stage 2

Reading is not just about progressing through a reading scheme. Whilst we still continue to use reading schemes with children up to the lower end of KS2, children are exposed to and encouraged to read and study a wide range of different texts, both fiction and non-fiction. The well stocked Lyndon Library is used for reading and research activities. A wide range of class and group reading book sets provide opportunities for the children to develop their reading comprehension skills and evaluate the style and work of different authors.


In September 2008 we introduced a new handwriting programme which was adopted throughout the school from Reception upwards. This was introduced to help ensure consistency in approach, to support children’s spelling, and ultimately, to improve the overall quality and presentation of written work.

Head of English
Mrs A Hind
Email Mrs Hind

English teaching staff
Mrs J Woodthorpe
Mrs C Culver
Mrs J Pyves
Mrs L Lewis

Site information

Rydal Penrhos School
Pwllycrochan Avenue
Colwyn Bay
LL29 7BT

Tel: +44 (0)1492 530 155 (Senior)
Tel: +44 (0)1492 530 381 (Prep)
Fax: +44 (0)1492 531 872

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