English at Loscoe CofE Primary School
We maybe small but together we can make a big difference.
‘Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.’ Malala Yousafzei
At Loscoe CofE Primary School, we believe Literacy to be central to the curriculum. By developing pupils’ abilities to read, write, speak and listen for a wide range of purposes, we hope that our children develop into effective learners across the curriculum. We want children to become enthusiastic, independent and reflective readers both in school and the wider world.
During their time at Loscoe, we want pupils to:
In reading our intent is to:
In writing our intent is to:
Provide intervention for those children who are not making expected progress.
In speaking our intent is to:
Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, to flourish to become the best they can be.
We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children
At Loscoe we have a high quality, well planned writing curriculum which demonstrates progression and supports our vision.
We will know that our writing curriculum has been effective, as pupils at Loscoe will:
As part of the wider curriculum we ensure that throughout their time at Loscoe the children get to meet an author, read aloud their written work, perform a poem or perform in a play, visit the theatre, visit the library.
The skills you gain across the English curriculum can apply to a wide range of careers. The teaching and learning of English supports careers in:
English authors, poets, playwrights
Each term the children will be exposed to a wealth of high quality written material including picture books, novels, poems and nonfiction. Through hearing books read aloud daily and from studying books in English the children will be familiar with a range of authors, poets, writers and playwrights. These will include men and women from different cultures and backgrounds including those who are dead and still living.
The Cultural Child - English supports the cultural development of a child by exposing them to a wide range of written and spoken language from a range of cultures.
The Social Child - English supports social development by helping children to understand how written and spoken language has changed over time and also social attitudes to language.
The Moral Child - English supports moral development by encouraging children to look, discuss and evaluate a range of social and moral issues found in genres.
The Spiritual Child - English supports spiritual development by engaging children with poetry, fiction and drama. Exploring feelings and values found in a wide range of genres.
English at all levels provides opportunities for discussions which focus on both democracy and the rule of law. Texts are chosen which allow students to explore the issue of rule of law and equally as well as issues around democracy. Students are introduced to a range of texts and types of writing. Across Key Stage 2 students are involved in debates and letter writing for persuasion.
At Loscoe C of E Primary, we want to give our children an open, respectful and realistic mindset. We strive to expose them to a range of significant writers from all different backgrounds related to the protected characteristics, and have planned for this in our varied curriculum. We also will discuss issues relating to the characteristics when they arise in the books we have chosen for our children to study in class.
If you have any queries regarding Literacy in School, please ask for Miss Davy.