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English

Intent:

The intent of our English Curriculum is to ensure it is accessible to all and will maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement. We believe that Literacy and communication are key life skills and that through the English curriculum, using cross-curricular links where appropriate, we should help children to develop the skills, knowledge and thinking skills that will enable them to communicate effectively and creatively with the world.

Implementation:

The emphasis is on fun, engaging activities and is ambitious for all pupils. Opportunities are provided for children to question, investigate and challenge themselves. Teaching of English is planned, delivered and reviewed through a creative curriculum. English follows the National Curriculum 2014 and each year group follows a progression of skills, knowledge and key vocabulary which is carefully planned and sequenced. Cross-curricular learning and a diverse range of topics is used to establish meaningful links with other subjects that help secure prior learning or develop learning further. Where possible, learning is enriched by visits, real-life experiences and residentials.

Impact:

All our children arrive with different starting points and all children will achieve their very best possible. They will make progress academically, emotionally, creatively, socially and be able to communicate in a wide variety of ways. Through their experiences, they will be able to access further skills and knowledge and will be prepared for a future of life-long learning.