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English

Intent

Our curriculum will give children:

  • Opportunities to have a vivid imagination and enjoy all aspects of English.
  • Highly developed vocabulary and knowledge of grammar, punctuation, phonics and spelling.
  • Excellent knowledge of techniques involved in reading, writing and communicating.
  • An appreciation of the entertainment values of written work.
  • A varied and rich reading experience across a range of contexts that develops a love of reading.
  • Fluency and accuracy in reading and comprehension.
  • An exceptional talent for listening and responding.
  • Highly developed ability to tell stories that capture the interests and imagination.
  • Confidence to share their ideas and a respect for others opinions.
  • Pride in their work and strive for excellence in presentation.
  • A fluent and efficient handwriting style.

Implementation

Our curriculum will be experienced through:

  • A variety of project related texts that link to our carefully planned and tailored curriculum.
  • Planning differentiated by year group and need in our mixed age classes.
  • Purposeful opportunities for reading, writing and discussion.
  • Specific vocabulary teaching.
  • Cross curricular consolidation and links with all projects and across other subjects.
  • Systematic synthetic phonics using Little Wandle revised Letters and Sounds.
  • A structured reading scheme initially, that matches pupil’s phonetical ability.
  • A wide range of free readers in different genre to stimulate pupil’s interest and imagination.
  • Grammar and punctuation teaching.
  • Involvement in drama opportunities and productions.

Impact

Our curriculum will give the pupils:

  • Opportunities to make good or better progress.
  • Confidence and resilience in their learning.
  • An understanding and tolerance of diversity in our community and the world.
  • Rich vocabulary and strong understanding of the English language.
  • A love of reading and writing for a purpose.
  • The chance to be fluent readers who seek out different genre of books.
  • An understanding of the benefits of English in other areas and a readiness for the next stage of their education.

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