At Anthony Bek we believe that a quality English curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion.
We have a rigorous and well organised English curriculum that provides many purposeful opportunities for reading, writing and discussion.
Our English curriculum is now constructed as part of Curriculum Maestro which means that it has a true cross-curricular links and the reasons for writing are relevant and fit in with the children’s learning.
We still have discreet grammar and spelling lessons where we teach the skills for writing and we also have daily reading sessions when the children explore a text looking at vocabulary and structure, whilst having the chance to discuss and debate aspects of the text.
● 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.
These aims are embedded across our English lessons and the wider curriculum. We will provide the means for children to develop a secure knowledge-base in Literacy, which follows a clear pathway of progression as they advance through the primary curriculum. We believe that a secure basis in English skills is crucial to a high quality education and will give our children the tools they need to participate fully as a member of society.