English Curriculum Intent
At Middleforth C of E primary school, the study of English develops children’s ability to listen, speak, read and write for a wide range of purposes, including the communication of their ideas, views and feelings. Pupils are encouraged and enabled to express themselves creatively and imaginatively as they become enthusiastic and critical readers of all genres and texts. Pupils gain an understanding of how language works by looking at its patterns, structures and origins. Also, pupils will use their knowledge, skills and understanding in speaking and writing across a range of different situations.
Our school curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Develop an interest in and a love of books and literature that will not only support their learning across the curriculum but also enrich their lives;
- Learn the craft of writing in order to develop in children the confidence and skills to write well for a range of purposes and audience;
- Are taught spelling, grammar, punctuation and handwriting - to liberate creativity;
- To foster in pupils the confidence, desire and ability to express their views, opinions and imagination both orally and in writing;
- For children to understand a range of genres and be able to write in a variety of styles and forms appropriate to the situation.
- To value and celebrate diversity in culture and language.
To see how we implement our intent for English, please read our English Policy for 2022-23.
To view our English, Reading, Handwriting, Phonics & Spelling Curriculums, please click on the documents below.