English – Intent, Implementaion and Impact
At Broad Oak Primary School we believe that a quality English curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion. We value reading as a key life skill and are fully committed to enabling our children to become competent and life-long readers. We place reading and books at the core of our curriculum, recognising the important role it plays in extending vocabulary and developing comprehension skills both in Literacy and across other subjects. For this reason, our intent is to increase our children’s access to high quality texts, improve vocabulary, challenge children to become more confident keen and capable readers but, most of all, promote greater enjoyment of books!
We believe that children need to develop a secure-base in Literacy, which follows a clear pathway of progression as they advance through the primary curriculum. We believe that a secure basis in literacy skills is crucial to a high quality education and will give our children the tools they need to participate fully as a member of our society.
These aims are embedded across our English lessons and the wider curriculum. We have a rigorous text based English curriculum, covering a wide range of genres providing many purposeful opportunities for reading, writing and discussion. We use a wide variety of quality texts and resources which we are constantly reviewing to motivate and inspire our children. Wherever possible English units are linked to topic work, encouraging cross curricular links.
At Broad Oak Primary School, we believe the development of language and communication skills is of the highest priority.
In studying English, children develop skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening enabling them to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate effectively with others. All classes follow the new revised National curriculum for English
Our objectives in the teaching of English are:
- to offer an exciting and accessible curriculum.
- to develop the skills of each child to the highest level.
- to nurture confident children who leave the school with an enjoyment of and passion for English.
How Reading is Taught
Reading is taught through systematic synthetic phonics. We currently use Read Write Inc in Key Stage 1 and Read Write Inc in Key Stage 2.
The children are taught in groups reflecting the phase of the phonics programme that they are currently working within.
The teaching of reading is supported by a wide range of high quality school and home reading books from publishers such as ‘Oxford University Press’ and ‘Collins’.
Grammar, punctuation and spelling are taught throughout all Key stages.
To find out what each class is doing this term, click on the topic letters under each class heading in the “Children” section.