Subject Leader: Mrs C Partridge
Teaching English and a developing a love of literature and writing is at the very heart of our curriculum. We know that sound literacy skills are key to children’s achievement in all areas of the curriculum and that learning to read effectively, efficiently and for enjoyment is an important life skill. We link our learning of English with other subjects across the curriculum, drawing on technical grammar, punctuation and spelling skills through R.E. and IPC lessons as well as developing tools and styles useful to write in a broad range of genres.
The overarching aim for the English curriculum is to promote high standards of literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the written and spoken word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. At St Joseph’s we aim to ensure that all pupils:
- read easily, fluently and with good understanding
- develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
- acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
- write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
- use discussion to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
- are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.
Click on the link below to open a list with suggested reading books for your child in year group order.
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