Literature plays a key role in allowing children to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. For that reason, all our teaching in English is based around real books or real life situations. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know.
The English curriculum :
· At Kilburn Park, we aim to spark and foster a love of reading and writing in all children.
· We aim to equip children with the invaluable skills of reading and writing, which will allow them to access all areas of the curriculum.
· We aim to provide a stimulating, inclusive and language rich learning environment where speaking and listening, reading and writing are taught and modelled explicitly and in close consideration of each other: children reading as writers and writing as readers.
· Opportunities for pupils to reflect, analyse and evaluate language and writer style in reading lessons and be able to confidently and competently express the language and style in their writing.
· Children are able to deconstruct meaning in reading using both fiction and non-fiction texts and use strong model texts to inspire their independent writing.
· Children to acquire a wide-ranging understanding of grammar and punctuation and be able to adapt language and style for a range of purposes and audiences in their writing.
· Make strong links between literacy and other curriculum areas to reinforce and consolidate key skills.
· Children that are falling being are quickly identified and interventions put into place so that they can catch up and make accelerated progress to be in line with their peers.