The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go.
Our English Curriculum
It is our intent at Our Lady and St Edward’s Catholic Primary School, to provide the children with the foundations to speak, read and write fluently so that they develop a strong command and love of the spoken and written language of English. We intend that the children will be able to communicate, through their writing, reading, speaking and listening, their ideas and emotions clearly and creatively to and with others in the wider world.
At Our Lady and St Edward’s, our English Curriculum covers the National Curriculum objectives and is set into a year group specific progression framework (see progression of skills documents). The staff at Our Lady and St Edward’s focus their teaching around a range of high-quality and rich texts to develop a broad understanding of English. They use KLIPs and the Lancashire Curriculum as support materials to assist with the teaching of English. This allows children to develop, consolidate and embed their learning of skills and knowledge in Reading, Speaking and Listening and Writing as they build on knowledge and skills learnt from previous years in a progressive manner. Currently, the teaching and learning of English is organised into year groups where the language, literature and key skills are delivered in a stimulating and challenging way through a variety of resources and approaches. This allows the children to experience a rich bank of vocabulary and texts which encourages them to master and deepen their understanding of English. All children are taught English each day, for approximately 1 hour. In addition to this, a strong emphasis is placed on English being accessed through cross-curricular topics. This provides the children with regular opportunities to write or read for a range of purposes and audiences. Tasks are challenging, specific and meaningful so that children are motivated, engaged and developing their English skills connected to real life contexts. Appropriate and additional support is provided for specific needs of children, on a daily basis, in order for the children to progress and enjoy English.
Our children will be able to communicate clearly and accurately, both in Reading and Writing, and adopt their language and own style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. A strong command of the written and spoken word will be evident. Most importantly, we strive to nurture a love of English which will equip them for the rest of their time in education.