Why we teach English at our school

At Greenfields we want children to achieve a secure foundation in the vast array of English skills. English encompasses a number of fundamental life skills. It enables us to communicate confidently with different audiences; ensuring that we listen carefully to the ideas of others; as well as sharing our own ideas, thoughts and opinions appropriately. It helps us to interpret large amounts of information effectively which in turn empowers us to make clear, unbiased decisions. Children need to acquire a wide range of English skills and techniques to help them prepare for adult life, employment, further study and training.

Primary English allows us to immerse ourselves in high-quality texts and digital literacy. It provides us with new experiences and at times an escape from reality. We are able to write, read and discuss topics that are important to us and share our views in a number of interesting ways.

We aim to secure a mastery of English through:

Curriculum Overview

At Greenfield we follow the National Curriculum:

“The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.

The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:

National Curriculum 2014.

We believe that skills in writing and reading impact on one another and we are aiming for children to master skills in both areas.

In writing, we are aiming for mastery of spelling, punctuation, grammar and literary techniques. We believe that all pupils are capable of achieve high standards in Writing and are able to develop their own writer’s voice. Teaching is underpinned by providing real purposes and engagements for writing as well as sharing a variety of high-quality texts. Writing lessons are carefully structured to capture the process of writing through analysing literature; teacher-modelling; careful drafting; and most importantly editing and redrafting.

In reading, we are aiming for children to master the ability to decode, comprehend, analyse and evaluate texts. We believe that all pupils are capable of achieving high standards in Reading and are able to develop their own literary viewpoints. Reading lessons are centred around quality texts and thoughtful discussions and carefully structured to enable children to deepen their ability to comprehend, analyse, evaluate and critique literature in both written and verbal means.

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