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The Nature of Speaking and Listening:
The ability to speak and listen is fundamental to pupils’ language and social development. It is an essential tool for all areas of the curriculum, as talk underpins learning and thinking. It is vital that its significance is recognised by pupils, parents and teachers. Pupils need to be provided with many and varied contexts for talk, but they also need direct teaching in the skills of speaking and listening.
The Nature of Reading
Reading is a multi-strategy approach to understanding the written word. Initially, children develop their ability to decode words using phonics and other strategies. However, reading is not simply the decoding of marks on the page, but involves the ability to read with understanding a wide range of different texts, including fiction, non-fiction, real world texts such as labels, captions, lists and environmental print. Reading opens doorways into fantasy worlds, expanding horizons and firing children's latent imaginations. Competence in reading is the key to independent learning and therefore the teaching of reading is given a high priority by all staff. Success in reading has a direct effect on progress in all areas of the curriculum and upon lifelong opportunity. It is crucial in developing children’s self esteem, confidence and motivation.
In the junior department, we use 'set texts' as a stimulus for many of our English lessons. See below to find out what we will be reading!
The Nature of Writing
Writing is a universal method of communication and has a wide range of purposes, such as to entertain, inform and persuade. Writing is integral to children’s whole language experience and to communicating effectively. Success in writing has a direct effect upon progress in all areas of the curriculum and upon life-long opportunity. It is crucial in developing children’s self esteem, confidence and motivation. Therefore, the teaching of writing is given a high priority by all staff.
In the infant department, we use a process called 'Talk 4 Writing' as part of our English lessons. Our Talk 4 Writing lessons involve the children learning a text off by heart with actions. This allows them to internalise the rich story language before using this to help them write their own versions. Click on the document below to see which texts we have used.
Schemes of Work in English
The National Curriculum, which is statutory, provides the framework for the teaching of English at Flixton Primary School.
To access more information about the English National curriculum, please click here.