Subject Leader: Mrs Dewhurst
At Grindleton C.E. Primary School we strive to provide children with a high-quality education in English. We will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. All children will possess a good command of grammar and standard English as well as developing a love of reading. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society; pupils, therefore, who do not learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are effectively disenfranchised.
The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. Our aims for English aims to ensure that all pupils:
are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.