It is our intention when teaching the English curriculum that our pupils acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to become lifelong learners and linguists. We strive to ensure that all our pupils receive a well-rounded learning experience when reading, writing, speaking and listening which will equip them with the fundamental tools to achieve at St. Gregory’s and beyond.
It is our intention to immerse pupils in the wonders of quality texts to instil a love for reading, a passion for discovery and a confidence to explore their imagination. Our aim at St. Gregory’s is to ensure that every child becomes a reader, a writer and a confident speaker by the time they leave our school. In doing so, we will provide an English curriculum which is sequenced to develop the acquisition of necessary knowledge and skills.
English Curriculum Implementation
Our English curriculum is derived around a sequence of high-quality age-appropriate texts.
We use each book to create opportunities to:
• Develop reading fluency and comprehension with a focus on key reading strategies and skills.
• Develop grammar and punctuation knowledge and understanding to use and apply across the wider curriculum.
• Explore the writing structure and features of different genres
• Identify the purpose and audience.
• Plan and write an initial piece of writing with a clear context and purpose before evaluating the effectiveness of writing by editing and redrafting.
At St. Gregory’s, we aim to share our vision of high aspirations for all of our pupils through our high expectations across the wider curriculum. By setting these high expectations, our pupils are aware of the standards we expect in all lessons and learning opportunities. We explore ambitious vocabulary across the wider curriculum ensuring pupils acquire an understanding of technical language in all subjects through the use of our knowledge organisers and working walls.
English Curriculum Impact:
We strive to ensure that our children's attainment is in line or exceeds their potential when we consider the varied starting points of all our children. Children will make good progress in Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening from their last point of statutory assessment or from their starting point in Nursery. We measure this using a range of age-appropriate assessment, whilst always considering the age-related expectations for each year group.
The impact of our English curriculum will ensure our pupils are academically prepared for life beyond primary school and throughout their educational journey.