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What is our intention for English at High Lane Primary School?

The English Curriculum at High Lane is about developing the skills of oracy, reading and writing to enable our children to be able to make informed choices about the style in which they speak and write. We strongly believe that enthusiastic, curious readers develop the tools to become creative, accomplished writers. We think it is essential to show children how to ‘build up’ their writing from words to sentence, sentences to paragraphs and paragraphs to a complete structure of a text. We do this through children’s immersion in engaging stimulus which enables our pupils to be creative and demonstrate their skills independently. To do this, they need to be skilled at producing written and oral outcomes for a variety of purposes. We foster this by developing children’s deep understanding of purpose within genres and learning about why the text and language features within these genres are needed.

Our English curriculum aims to provide children with the opportunity to:

  • Our English curriculum aims to provide children with the opportunity to:
  • Become fluent readers early in their school life
  • Learn to read with good understanding and enjoyment
  • Explore high quality texts across the full range of genre
  • Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • Acquire and use a wide vocabulary
  • Acquire a thorough understanding of grammar and linguistic conventions and be able to apply them consistently verbally and in written form
  • Speak, read and write with clear purpose and intent
English Policy
Progression in Reading
Progression in Writing
Approach to Reading
Approach to Writing
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