Speaking and listening and learning to read and write are given high priority at our school. Children learn these skills in English lessons and then apply them in all other subjects each week. Teachers plan together to ensure children use these skills in purposeful, relevant and meaningful activities throughout the curriculum. We provide many opportunities for pupils to develop communication skills through talk, Philosophy for Children, drama and ICT. Phonics, spelling and grammar skills are taught to all children.
We personalise learning to meet the needs of each child. We assess individual children’s reading and writing skills and, together with the child and their parents, we plan their next stage of development. We teach writing through contexts that are meaningful and purposeful for the child so that they want to write and enjoy developing their skills. Spelling and handwriting are taught daily in ways that engage the children in their learning. We want all our children to enjoy learning.
You can see the National Curriculum English Programmes of study by clicking on the link below