'Let your light shine' Matthew 5:16
At Hawkesley Church Primary Academy, we know the importance of teaching English well, so that children have a command of the language that they will need to live a fulfilled and successful life. As fluent and engaged readers, effective verbal communicators and writers with a wide vocabulary and a command of grammar our children will leave, at the end of Year 6, more likely to become responsible, happy and financially secure adults.
The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:
- read easily, fluently and with good understanding
- develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
- acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
- appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
- write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
- use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
- are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.
We develop the children's literary skills in four key areas from EYFS to Year 6:
- Spoken Language
- Reading – Word Reading & Comprehension
- Writing – Transcription & Composition
- Spelling, Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation
Click on the link below for the full national curriculum.