Here at St Paul’s, English is taught in an innovative, creative and interactive way. We aim to engage, inspire and challenge pupils. We follow the New National Curriculum and we continually adapt and revamp our plans. The English Curriculum covers Reading, Writing, Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Speaking and Listening, Presenting and Drama.
All children should be able to read easily, fluently and with good understanding
All children should develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
All children should acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
All children should appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
All children should write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
All children should use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
All children are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate and drama activities.
We want all of our children to leave St Paul’s equipped with the essential reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, as well as a love of books and language.