English is an integral part of education and society. Literacy is key to learning across all subjects and is a strong predictor for outcomes in later life. 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.
A high-quality education in English teaches the children the art of speaking and listening and how to write and communicate ideas coherently for different purposes.
At Grange Primary School, we aim to provide all of our pupils with a high quality education in writing. We recognise the importance of creating an environment in which children have confidence in their writing, are able to express themselves clearly and accurately, and can adapt their language and writing style to fit a variety of contexts. Across the school, we teach children to write effectively and coherently for different purposes and audiences. In order for children to be able to do this, we immerse them in a rich-text environment that provides models and examples of high-quality writing which children can examine and explore.
If you would like further information regarding English at Grange, please contact Mrs Gallagher, our English lead, through the school office.