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Literacy

At our school we believe that English extends to all areas of a pupil’s life. In order for a pupil to become a fully developed and fulfilled individual, a knowledge and enjoyment of both the English language and literature is essential. We want pupils to leave our school as young people with the confidence to:

  • Express themselves clearly and confidently.
  • Listen to and consider the views of others.
  • Read for information and enjoyment
  • Write confidently and clearly for a range of purposes. 

We aim to

  •  provide a stimulating and motivating curriculum that promotes interest and enjoyment.
  •  provide a wide range of literature for pupils to enjoy and learn from.
  •  develop each pupil’s ability in English through the use of carefully planned activities.
  •  set high expectations and aim for high attainment.
  •  involve pupils in Self Assessment and Target Setting, so that they understand what to do to make progress.
  •  take account of current research on Teaching and Learning to improve attainment in English.
  •  inform parents of pupils’ targets, in order to work as a partnership.
  •  include pupils of all abilities.
  •  enable children to speak clearly and audibly, in ways which take account of their listeners and situations.

We use a variety of Teaching and Learning styles, the daily lessons are well planned and prepared, we aim to provide interesting lessons for the children, using a mix of Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic stimuli. We have adopted ideas from the Assessment for Learning document and encourage the children to reflect on their own learning.

Communication

The skills that children develop in English are linked to, and applied in every subject of our curriculum. The children’s skills in Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing are essential in enabling them to communicate and express themselves in all curriculum areas. For example, opportunities to:

  • Speak effectively for different audiences.

Listen, understand and respond appropriately to others and participate

We use a variety of Teaching and Learning styles, the daily lessons are well planned and prepared, we aim to provide interesting lessons for the children, using a mix of Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic stimuli. We have adopted ideas from the Assessment for Learning document and encourage the children to reflect on their own learning.

Communication

The skills that children develop in English are linked to, and applied in every subject of our curriculum. The children’s skills in Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing are essential in enabling them to communicate and express themselves in all curriculum areas. For example, opportunities to:

  • Speak effectively for different audiences.
  • Listen, understand and respond appropriately to others and participate in Group Discussion.
  • Read a range of texts and reflect on what is said.
  • Write for a range of purposes and audiences.