English is the medium through which everything else is taught and is therefore integrally linked to all other curriculum areas.
We aim to foster a love of the English language through speaking and listening, reading and writing across the curriculum so that our children use it confidently and creatively to communicate their ideas.
By the end of key stage 2, our children should:
- read easily, fluently with confidence and a good understanding
- develop the habit of reading widely and often; for both pleasure and information
- acquire and use a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
- appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
- write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
- use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
- be competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.
How we teach English: We use a variety of teaching strategies so as to engage all learners. We plan the curriculum using the Early Learning Goals as set out in the revised Early Years Foundation Stage Profile and 2014