How do we implement English?
How do we implement our English curriculum?
All children are to be provided with opportunities to develop and apply their written, visual and oral language skills across our curriculum which encompasses a broad and balanced range of national curriculum subjects. To enable this, teachers provide quality first teaching supported by a sound subject knowledge, knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum expectations as well as links to the wider national curriculum. Staff will be aware of and familiar with current practice and Government guidelines within the teaching of English.
A range of teaching strategies will be used in class including: demonstration, modelling, questions and discussions. There will also be a range of assessment strategies used consistently throughout learning sequences which will be embedded within sessions to monitor and check the children’s progress which will then be used to inform future planning. Regular assessment opportunities and extended writing opportunities will help to show the progress being made by children across each year group. Resources used in each class will enable to the children to make progress and may vary for different children based on their individual needs. Student agency and support within each class will allow the children to develop a sense of independence in their work.
To support children in moving towards independence in their written language skills, staff will provide a wide range of activities with links to the wider curriculum, as well as modelled, shared and guided writing, peer assessment and conferencing with their peers and adults in the classroom setting. Children will be encouraged to view themselves as communicators of both written and oral language. In addition to quality first teaching, we will promote a love of reading that extends beyond the classroom. Children will have the opportunity to visit our local library and will take part in a range of extra activities to support this including World Book Day, and after school clubs (such as newspaper club). Staff will use literature as a context to explore other cultures and utilise links to our local community wherever possible, including visits to our local library.
We have high expectations of all children at St Margaret’s CE Junior School and expect them to leave at the end of KS2 with detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum and, as a result, achieve well. These will be skills that are transferable across all subjects and will establish the children as lifelong learners within a global community.