English

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.

“ I enjoy English because we get to read back our written work and share it with others. My favourite book was the Lonely Beast.“

“ I like it when we write stories and do big writes as we have no boundaries and can use our imagination. I particularly liked Michael Morpurgo’s ‘The Dancing Bear’ because of the language used and how the author wrote about the characters.”

“ I love reading, especially adventurous stories by authors like Rick Riordan.”

“ When you read and hear stories, it is like you are teleported into a different world.”

“ I like English because we do lots of different things. My favourite thing to do is drama and I also enjoyed creating my own Just So Story book.”

English Curriculum Documents

Spelling powerpoint from workshop.pdf
Phonics powerpoint from workshop.pdf

English Across the School

School Overview Table for English

Whole School English Overview.pdf

World Book Day

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Extreme Reading Competition

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Otis the Reading Dog

St Paul’s have been very lucky to have a furry visitor come listen to us read! Otis, a reading dog, has been coming in once a week to listen to children read him stories!

Otis’ owners are hoping to train him to become a therapy dog and are very keen for him to socialise with lots of different people. We love reading to Otis because he is such a good listener as well as very cuddly.