English should develop pupils’ abilities to communicate effectively in speech and writing and to listen with understanding. It should also enable them to be enthusiastic, responsive and knowledgeable readers. To participate confidently in public, cultural and working life, pupils need to be able to speak, read and write standard English fluently and accurately.
At Thatto Heath Community Primary School we appreciate that reading and writing are the foundations upon which all future learning is based. To acquire knowledge, it is essential that children can access information from a wide range of sources. To record information and demonstrate understanding, they must be able to present their knowledge in a readily accessible format, matching style and content to purpose.
We place equal value upon reading and writing for pleasure and provide a rich and literate environment for all pupils to experience and enjoy a variety of literary styles. We want to enable our pupils to approach all types of reading materials confidently and critically, to be able to exert personal preferences in their own choice of reading materials. It is important that children can employ a secure knowledge of writing styles and genres in their own writing for effective and imaginative expression.
The following documents provide an overview of the English Curriculum
National Curriculum - English
English Curriculum Map
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