English and Drama
We develop pupils’ abilities using an integrated programme of Speaking & Listening, Reading & Writing. Pupils are given opportunities to develop their use, knowledge and understanding of spoken and written English within a broad and balanced curriculum, with opportunities to consolidate and reinforce taught literacy skills.
We aim for all our pupils to move on to secondary school:
· reading and writing with confidence, fluency and understanding, using a range of independent strategies to self-monitor and correct
· with a love of reading and a desire to read for enjoyment
· with an interest in words and their meanings; developing a growing vocabulary in spoken and written forms
· understanding a range of text types, media types and genres
· able to write in a variety of styles and forms appropriate to the situation
· using their developing imagination, inventiveness and critical awareness
· having a suitable technical vocabulary to articulate their responses
· with the confidence to speak clearly and confidently in debates, meetings and theatrical productions
‘English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society; pupils, therefore, who do not learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are effectively disenfranchised.’ Department for Education 2013
Click here for English Curriculum Map.
Click here for the DfE programme of study.