Ewyas Harold Primary School

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English

Intent

At Marlbrook Primary Collaboration, English is at the cornerstone to our rich and varied curriculum which strives to ensure that every single child becomes a confident learner. We understand that to enable children to be successful across the curriculum, they must progress well in all areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. We are determined that all children will become highly competent readers and writers by the end of their time with us.

Through use of high-quality texts from a range of authors, immersing children in vocabulary rich environments, teaching the craft of writing and ensuring the new curriculum expectations and the progression of skills are met, we enable our pupils to meet age-related expectations while developing a passion for writing, a love of reading and purposeful speaking and listening – irrespective of their personal background. 

Implementation

In order to deliver this, our daily timetable includes a daily English lesson, Phonics or Spelling lesson and a discrete lesson for reading which explores verbally the class text. We also like to read a class story to the children each day.

Reading

 

Writing

 

Spelling

Handwriting

 

Impact

We strive to ensure that our children's attainment is in line with or exceeds their potential when we consider the varied starting points of all of our children. We measure this using NFER assessments each half-term for Maths, Reading and GPS, and STA Assessment guidelines. We assess writing using our own internal assessment criteria which is taken from the national curriculum. The children that move on from the Marlbrook Primary Collaboration take with them confidence, passion and high aspirations for their future learning through the progress, sustained learning and transferrable skills secured over their time with us. They understand that English is an integral part of the curriculum and that by securing the skills taught in the English lessons, they can confidently access the wider curriculum. As well as this positive impact across the curriculum, we hope that they foster a thirst for English, the writing process, and a true love of reading.