English

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”                            Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

At Lindow CP School we recognise that English is the golden thread that runs through all curriculum areas.

We are passionate about promoting reading and writing for pleasure inspired by a wide range of quality children’s literature. Using texts as our 'hook' grammar and punctuation are taught both directly and in context so that pupils are able to apply correct spelling and grammatical knowledge and become increasingly effective writers across the curriculum.

We have launched an Accelerated Reading programme, details of which can be found here. If you would like to learn more please visit this web site.

To celebrate National Handwriting Day and to promote the importance of joined, legible handwriting we recently held a handwriting competition across the whole school. The children were given various writing tasks and Reception children were set the challenge of writing their names!!

Mrs Rossiter and Mrs Crossen judged the entries and were very impressed with the efforts and quality of the handwriting. Winners were presented with their prizes at Celebration Assembly.  Our next handwriting challenge is the National Handwriting Competition which we entered for the first time last year and had a winner, Levi Moyle.

Watch this space for future handwriting developments at Lindow.

2017 Winners: 

George Hardy  Reception; Benjamin Holder  Year 1;              Alice Lowe Year 2; Milly Cooper Year 3; Alice Lucarini Year 4; Alex Earley Year 5;  Macy Dowie Year 6. 


Throughout the year English is celebrated across the school with visits from authors and poets; World Book Day; Eisteddfod and World Poetry Day. We work closely on transitional links with WHS, supporting the 'Drop Everything and Read' campaign.

English is brought to life through drama and art supported by numerous enhancement opportunities: Y6 watched Hamlet at the Royal Exchange, Key Stage 2 saw 'Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' at The Lowry, WW1 Inspiration Sessions and author illustrator Chris Kay had a visit to Key Stage 1 (see here).

World Book Day 2016... 
drop everything and read
























Ċ
Richard Norris,
7 Feb 2017, 12:29
ą
Richard Norris,
7 Feb 2017, 12:21
ą
Richard Norris,
11 Apr 2016, 15:51
ą
Richard Norris,
11 Apr 2016, 15:51
ą
Richard Norris,
11 Apr 2016, 15:51