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Curriculum Statement of Intent for English

At Hendal Primary School our aim is develop young readers and writers who are able to reason, discern, think critically, develop a love of reading and writing across a range of genres.

We will achieve this by:

  • Planning for progression of skills in reading and writing from EYFS to Year 6
  • Providing regular opportunities for children to develop their oracy, speaking and listening skills so they can communicate ideas clearly and learn from discussion
  • Teaching a rigorous phonics programme to ensure pupils are fluent, confident readers who show good understanding.
  • Being good reading role models and foster and enjoyment of a wide range of literature.
  • Teaching pupils to form letters correctly, use punctuation accurately and present work to a high standard.
  • Expose pupils to a wide range of vocabulary and grammar conventions used in reading and writing.
  • Encouraging pupils to play with language and write imaginatively.
  • Developing an experiential learning environment that is exciting, interesting and stimulating, this includes educational visits and external providers coming into school.
  • Provide opportunities for cross-curricular links to help deepen children’s understanding of how to apply writing skills for different purposes and audiences.