'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.'
At North View we aim to:
In addition to meeting the curriculum needs of the pupils at North View we also strive to make their learning experiences more positive and try to celebrate the many aspects of the subject. Reading for pleasure is promoted through our school library which is available to all children and our Scholastic Book Club provides opportunities for books to be purchased for home. Children are involved in sourcing our library and through our celebration days such as Roald Dahl Day, World Book Day etc. books are often awarded as incentives and prizes.
- encourage enjoyment of books in order for children to read more easily, more fluently and with better understanding
- develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
- broaden vocabulary, building on knowledge of grammar and of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
- begin to appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
- improve skills in writing so that pupils can write clearly for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
- use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain their understanding and ideas
- develop pupils competence in the arts of speaking and listening across a range of subject
Through our 'special days' calendar we see children participate in whole school assemblies sharing their work, ideas and opinions on a variety of literacy themes boosting confidence as well as building on their spoken language.