English- Statement of Intent:
At Wilbraham Primary School we are proud of our diverse and multi-cultural population. We celebrate these differences, whilst also acknowledging the challenges that they may bring. We want every child to be able to communicate their ideas, knowledge and emotions through their speaking and writing.
Through the use of high-quality texts of all genres and media, we immerse children in vocabulary-rich environments. English skills, both spoken and written, are taught across the curriculum incorporating the use of metacognitive learning strategies to ensure that they become embedded. Research provides the foundation for our curriculum.
We recognise the significance in spoken language for all learners, but especially for those who do not speak English as their first language. We believe that this underpins the development of reading and writing. Therefore, we provide opportunities for children to engage in conversation and debate, and participate in drama activities from EYFS right up to Year 6.
While it is essential that children leave school being able to read fluently and with confidence, we also aim to encourage a lifelong love of reading. We follow a systematic phonics programme with the aim of developing both decoding and comprehension skills. We are dedicated to raising the status of ‘reading for pleasure’ amongst all children and staff.
Our progressive and consistent curriculum gives children the opportunity to build upon their skills and learning year upon year. This is especially evident in areas such as handwriting and spelling.
The wider school community is vital to us and we work hard to build links with families, so they can understand and enhance the English skills taught in school.
We intend for all children to leave Wilbraham Primary School with a secure knowledge base and love for English that will give them the tools to participate fully as a member of society. The current Phonics scheme we follow is Read Write Inc.
To see the Writing curriculum click below.