At Sound & District Primary School we strive to enable children to be fully literate and articulate. We want them to be fully prepared for their secondary education and later life. Through engaging lessons, we aim to foster a love of English and an enjoyment of learning. English enables children to express themselves creatively and imaginatively. They will become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and drama – as well as non-fiction and media texts. We challenge children of all abilities and strive for excellence. Children are encouraged to have a growth mind-set and to develop the skills of perseverance and resilience. Through reading in particular, pupils are given a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. We celebrate children’s hard work and effort, as well as their success. They are encouraged to revisit their work, making changes and developing their ideas to ensure they achieve their best.
‘Teachers should develop pupil’s spoken language, reading, writing and vocabulary as integral aspects of the teaching of every subject. English is both a subject in its own right and the medium for teaching; for pupils, understanding the language provides access to the whole curriculum. Fluency in the English language is anessential foundation for success in all subjects.’
(National Curriculum English, 2014, Pg. 10)