In English, we aim for all of our children to see themselves as authors, confident communicators and readers. We endeavour to inspire a sense of curiosity in our children and develop their enthusiasm for English, recognising that the skills and knowledge they learn through English can be used to have a positive impact on God’s world around them.
English Statement of Implementation:
We follow the National Programme of Study for English 2014. We teach The National Curriculum through these vehicles:
- Inclusion through teaching for mastery – ensures our children cover the same content through a mastery approach, enabling all children to achieve their true potential through careful support and scaffolding.
- Metacognitive and retrieval opportunities – enables our learner to embed knowledge to become ‘understanding’ and to apply methods of transferring knowledge from children’s working memory to their long term memory.
- Oracy, vocabulary and reading for pleasure – are built across the curriculum to aid metacognition and teaching for mastery. (Appendix 1 – NC Glossary PoS)
- Catholic Social Teaching – helping our children be givers rather than takers of society.
- Growth mind-set – helping the children be the very best they can be with high aspirations for themselves and others. This gives them a better awareness of how they learn, the emotions linked to this and the transferable learning skills needed to reach their potential.
- Restorative practice – helps our children to develop stronger relationships, and become problem solvers within these so that they are resilient to overcome adversity within their lives.
- Extracurricular opportunities – provides a wide range of additional experiences for the children to inspire them within their learning. This also enables us to seek out and develop the talents in every child. For example; trips, library visits, literature festival, clubs (book club, Y3/4 reluctant readers club, debating club) assemblies, liturgies, mass, chaplaincy, school council, residential, outdoor learning, nativity, production).