C of E (VA) Junior School
Our aim in the teaching of English is to develop, as fully as possible, the children’s language skills through speaking and listening, reading and writing. As these skills develop so will their ability to communicate effectively in speech and writing and to listen and read with understanding.
Positive attitudes ensure that the children grow in confidence and self-esteem and are highly motivated towards their own personal achievements in all aspects of English. Seven hours a week are dedicated to teaching Literacy, including two hours for reading and one hour for extended writing opportunities. Where possible the Literacy topics are linked to theme work to give more relevance. Each child has Literacy targets for writing to ensure rapid progress. Children are taught in ability sets.
We aim to enable pupils:-