English is central to the primary curriculum. The ability to communicate effectively empowers individuals, enriching their lives and enabling them to participate and engage fully in their communities and the wider British society. At St Stephen’s Junior School, we aim to deliver an English curriculum that fuels children’s imaginations while developing their ability to speak, listen, read and write effectively. Interactive teaching strategies are used to engage all pupils, enabling them to:
- express their thoughts and ideas confidently and articulately
- read with enthusiasm, fluency and understanding
- find information using a variety of non-fiction texts/ICT
- use language creatively and imaginatively
- show an interest in language, and use a wide vocabulary
- write for a wide range of purposes
- understand conventions of grammar and spelling.
Wherever possible, the English Curriculum is taught through inspirational texts so that children can explore language at work in a meaningful context.
Cross-curricular planning ensures pupils have many opportunities to practise and apply the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired through English lessons to other areas of our creative curriculum.
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