Why is English important for pupils at Grampound Road?
We believe the teaching of English provides children with the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to participate fully as a member of our school community and in the wider world.
At Grampound Road, we want children to become avid readers who engage in high quality reading opportunities that are both pleasurable and challenging. We aim to ensure all children have access to a broad range of high quality reading materials & opportunities, which will enable them to become lifelong, independent and confident readers who read for pleasure and for information. We want our children to be able to read fluently and widely and express preferences and opinions about the texts and authors that they read.
English is taught through a sequential journey that encourages children to read like a writer and write like a reader. It is our intention that children use their rich and varied reading experiences to inform their writing. We aim to expose our children to a wide range of ambitious vocabulary (through reading and writing) which they are expected to apply in their speaking, listening and writing. We want children to have opportunities to write for a range of audiences and purposes using the grammatical accuracy, application of their spelling and phonic knowledge and the use of a cursive handwriting style appropriate for their age.