“I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book!” J.K. Rowling – author of the Harry Potter series.
The development of reading and writing skills are the highest priority. The English curriculum develops children’s ability to listen, speak, read and write for a wide range of purposes. The use of written and verbal language across the curriculum enables children to communicate ideas, views and feelings creatively and imaginatively. As they become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry, play scripts, non-fiction and media texts, children gain an understanding of how language works.
Children use their knowledge, skills and understanding in speaking, listening and writing across a range of different contexts. We strive to ensure that all children receive a well-rounded learning experience when reading, writing, speaking and listening, which will equip them with the fundamental tools to achieve, throughout their learning journey and beyond. It is our intention to immerse children in the wonders of high-quality texts to instil a love for reading, a passion for discovery and a confidence to explore their imagination. The documents below give you an overview of how English teaching anf learning progresses across school.