In English at St. Joseph’s, we aim to ensure that children develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing to enable them to express themselves creatively and imaginatively, and to communicate with others effectively. Through our teaching we strive to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word. We hope to foster in all of our children a love of books so that they become readers for life. We want all our children to learn to become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and drama as well as non-fiction texts.
Over the course of their time at St. Joseph’s, children will be supported to develop the ability to read fluently and with good understanding and to acquire a wide vocabulary and secure understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language. Children will be encouraged to write neatly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. They will also have opportunities to use discussion in order to learn; developing the skills they require to listen well to others as well as to articulate clearly their thoughts and ideas.
Performing Playscripts in Year 3
Below you will find a whole school overview for this subject area.