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english

At Moseley CE we believe that English has a key place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak, read 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.

The overarching aim for English at Moseley CE 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.

The new National Curriculum breaks English up into different strands –

  • Spoken language and listening skills
  • Reading – word reading and comprehension
  • Writing - transcription (spelling and handwriting) 
  •           - composition (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech and writing)
  • Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Any information you need about English at Key Stages 1 and 2 can be found at:-

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-english-programmes-of-study/national-curriculum-in-england-english-programmes-of-study

 

Our aim

We aim for excellence in English achievement throughout the school. We aim to develop pupils’ abilities within an integrated programme of Speaking & Listening, Reading and Writing. Pupils will be given opportunities to develop their use, knowledge and understanding of spoken and written English within a broad and balanced curriculum, with opportunities to consolidate and reinforce taught English skills.

Pupils at Moseley C of E Primary School will leave Year 6:

  • reading and writing with confidence, fluency and understanding;
  • using a range of independent strategies to take responsibility for their own learning including self-monitoring and correcting their own errors;
  • with a love of reading and a desire to read for enjoyment;
  • with an interest in words and their meanings; developing a growing vocabulary in relation to grammatical terminology;
  • understanding a range of text types, media types and genres;
  • able to write in a variety of styles and forms appropriate to the situation;
  • using their developing creativity, imagination, inventiveness and critical awareness;
  • having a suitable technical vocabulary to respectfully articulate their responses in any discussion.

Please click below for our school policy:

English Policy 2019

Please click on the tiles below to see more information about our approach to English.

Key Stage 1

In Key Stage 1 daily discrete phonics lessons continue and are taught in whole class and ability groups, while children have mixed ability English lessons with an emphasis on real texts. All children have one SPaG lesson per week. Fictional writing is taught through English lessons with a focus on key texts and film. Non-fictional writing is taught in a cross-curricular manner through a topic based curriculum enabling all pupils to put their learning into a wide variety of contexts. Children take part in both guided and individual reading. Each class has a weekly timetabled Library session to help promote a love of reading. Provision is made for children who require extra support through intervention groups, differentiated class teaching and targeted teaching groups in English and reading comprehension sessions.

 

Key Stage 2

All children have one SPaG lesson per week. Fictional writing is taught through English lessons with a focus on key texts and film. Non-fictional writing is taught in a cross-curricular manner through a topic based curriculum enabling all pupils to put their learning into a wide variety of contexts. Children take part in both guided and individual reading. Each class has a weekly timetabled Library session to help promote a love of reading. Provision is made for children who require extra support through intervention groups, differentiated class teaching and targeted teaching groups in English and reading comprehension sessions

 

Inclusion

We aim to provide for all children so that they achieve as highly as they can in English according to their individual abilities. We will identify which pupils or groups of pupils are under-achieving (via half-termly pupil progress meetings) and take steps to improve their attainment in liaison with the SENCo.

Gifted children will be identified in consultation with the G&T leader and suitable learning challenges will be provided.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

Moseley C of E Primary has universal ambitions for every child, whatever their background or circumstances. Children learn and thrive when they are healthy, safe and engaged.

In order to engage all children, cultural diversity, home languages, gender and religious beliefs are all celebrated. Our curriculum includes a wide range of texts and other resources which represent the diversity and backgrounds of all our children.

We believe in ‘valuing what the child brings to school’ and recognise the importance of supporting a child’s first language, not only to foster self-esteem, but to assist in the learning of English.