Curriculum Intent Statement for English

Our English curriculum has been developed to recognise the importance of English in every aspect of daily life and to develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion. We recognise the importance of nurturing a culture where children love to read, take pride in their writing and can clearly and accurately adapt their language and style for a range of contexts. We want to inspire children to be confident in the art of speaking and listening and to be able to use discussion to communicate and further their learning.  We strive to help our children develop into articulate and imaginative communicators, who are well-equipped with the basic skills they need to become life-long learners.

We aim to provide the children with the skills and knowledge to decode texts and discuss the language and comprehension as they become confident readers. We aim to ensure all of our children continue to develop a genuine love of language and the written word, through a text-based approach. Careful links are made across the curriculum to ensure that children’s English learning is relevant and meaningful: where possible, linking our reading and writing to all areas of the curriculum and through immersing them in experiences to support their understanding. We want children to talk about authors and genres with an understanding, sharing their thoughts and judgements. When writing, the children should demonstrate an understanding of audience and voice. We expect them to use age appropriate grammar and spellings with accuracy. We aim to expose our children to a wide range of vocabulary so that they write with clear intention.