Statement of Intent:Our English curriculum promotes and facilitates spoken and written fluency, ensuring that pupils have the skills and confidence to communicate their ideas and emotions in a variety of ways. Reading fuels development in all other aspects of language ability and skill. It enriches pupils culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Engagement with high quality contemporary and classic literature is integral to this endeavour. Through reading, pupils are able to acquire knowledge, make connections and further build on what they know. For pupils to engage fully in society, it is essential that they develop fluency in literacy. Fluency and confidence in written and spoken communication support the development of knowledge and skills across all other areas of the curriculum.
The ‘Big Ideas’:The ‘Big Ideas’ in our English curriculum are: fluency and comprehension, communication, expression and enrichment. These form an integral part of the development of skills and the learning of key concepts in this area of the curriculum.