“So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, Go throw your TV set away, And in its place you can install, A lovely bookshelf on the wall.” (Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
At Longstone CofE (VA) Primary School, our overall aim is to nurture children’s English skills, so they become proficient readers, writers, spellers and speakers, who can transfer their English skills to other curriculum subjects and who are prepared for the next steps in their education and beyond.
We enable our pupils to shineas members of society by providing them with purposeful opportunities to confidently communicate with others through writing and discussion, as well as encouraging pupils to showcase their individual flair.
We aim to ignite our children’s appreciation of our rich and varied literary heritage, as well as grow a lifelong love of reading through developing their fluency and comprehension.
Furthermore, we ensure progressive high standards of language and literacy are weaved across the curriculum and strengthened through daily English lessons.
Reading, Writing and Speaking all inextricably link. We bring all of these elements together, along with spelling and handwriting for good measure and deliver them through a topic approach which really engages our children. Use the buttons below to find out more about the separate areas of our English curriculum.
Children working at ARE within each year group will be in line with national averages or above with some working at greater depth in most year groups. Any significant gaps in the progress of different groups of pupils will be addressed. Children will:
Enjoy reading and writing across a range of genres.
Use a wide vocabulary that they use within their writing and spoken language.
Write with a good awareness of their audience.
Have an English skillset which equips learners to be effective in all aspects of the curriculum.