Vision for English
Our curriculum provides our children with inspirational opportunities that are relevant and generate a lifelong love of learning. We teach essential knowledge, life skills and opportunities to enable our children to be successful now and in the future. It is culturally relevant, engaging and full of celebration and pride.

Effective characteristics for Readers and Writers 

The ability to write fluently and with interesting detail on a number of topics throughout the curriculum. 

A vivid imagination which makes readers engage with and enjoy their writing.

A highly developed vocabulary and an excellent knowledge of writing techniques to extend details or description. 

Well-organised and structured writing, which includes a variety of sentences structures.

Excellent transcription skills that ensure writing is well presented and punctuated, spelled correctly and neat.

A love of writing and an appreciation of its educational, cultural and entertainment values. 

Read and listen to a wide range of styles of text.

Look at books with a different alphabet to English.

Read and listen to whole books.

Listen to and discuss a wide range of texts. 

Learn poetry by heart. 

Increase familiarity with a wide range of books including myths and legends, traditional stories, modern fiction, classic British fiction and books from other cultures. 

Take part in conversations about books. 

Use school and community based libraries – look at classification systems. 

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