English

English at Great Moor is led by Mrs Ijima.

Our English Curriculum is based on the National Curriculum.

Speaking and Listening: Children will speak to different audiences and learn to use language for effect.  They are taught to listen carefully, picking out the main points of what people say and ask questions or make comments.  Work in drama helps children to develop skills and they learn about how language changes in different situations, and how language is used differently in speech and writing.

Reading: Children in the school enjoy reading and read regularly from a wide-range of motivational books and texts that are the right level for them. They are taught to use their knowledge of words, texts and the Reading Strategies to understand the meaning of what they read.  Children’s reading skills are developed through a range of reading activities within English and other subjects. Reading in English is taught primarily through the vehicle of the class text although other resources may be used to focus on different text types and reading skills. We use the Accelerated Reader programme which supports children to choose engaging individual books to read that are at the right level and of interest to them. The children benefit from both whole-class reading sessions and regular indvividual reading in school. 

Writing: Pupils are taught to write in a range of ways to entertain, inform, explore feelings, explain, persuade, discuss, review and comment.  They are taught to plan and draft their work and write for a range of different audiences and purposes. There is a clear focus on developing children’s knowledge and effective use of spelling, punctuation and grammar.  Writing is developed not just in English, but across the curriculum to enable the children to write for different purposes.

Children learn to write legibly in joined up and printed styles and are taught to present their work well.

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