English

Intent

Our curriculum is ambitious and gives ALL learners the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. We have taken a holistic approach to reading within school, placing it at the heart of everything that we do. This approach of equity reflects our determination to give ALL our pupils, particularly the most disadvantaged, the knowledge and experience to accumulate the cultural capital necessary to succeed in life in modern Britain and beyond.

Our curriculum is coherently planned and sequenced. We believe that it is the right of every child to have access to an exciting, engaging and innovative English curriculum which enables and empowers children’s written and oral communication and creativity. A high quality English curriculum should develop children’s love of reading. We aim to inspire an appreciation of our rich and varied literary heritage and a habit of reading widely and often.

The books and poetry that we will use in school are carefully chosen to give our pupils experience of rich and exciting vocabulary. We have carefully constructed a reading diet for our pupils that is ambitious and that will immerse them in a rich literary heritage, reflecting the best that has been thought and said. Our reading curriculum is designed to empower, engage and encourage children to develop a love of reading.

We recognise the importance of cultivating a culture where children take great pride in their writing can write clearly and accurately and adapt their language and style for a variety of purpose and audiences.

We want to inspire children to be confident in the arts of speaking and listening, so that they can engage fully in discussions and debates.

We believe that a thorough grasp of literacy skills is crucial for full access to the rest of the curriculum and that it gives children the tools to participate fully as a member of society.

We are determined for ALL learners to reach their full potential, and for our pupils to know more and remember more. We adapt our planning to address misconceptions, gaps in knowledge and forgotten knowledge.

 

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