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Our aim 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. We believe that the skills in English: reading, writing and speaking and listening; provide the foundations for pupils' achievement throughout the whole curriculum and all other areas of learning for now and the future.

At The Michael Syddall CofE School we deliver the National Curriculum for English through a text based approach, engaging children in stimulating books through which they can apply all of their skills, write for a purpose and where the characters become a part of the class!  

So, how does that work in each year group?

Teachers select texts from a range of sources which will grab the children's interest and engage them in the lessons. These could range from classic books to more recently released texts and will cover picture books to books with more narrative and dialogue. If children identify a book or range of books which they wish to look at in their lessons, this is also considered.

Teachers then ensure that they cover a range of text types (genres) across the year so that the children access a variety of styles of writing.

Click on the following document to see what we cover in each year group - English Overview


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