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English at CPS

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English at CPS


At Carterton Primary School, we strive for excellence in English achievement throughout the school.  We develop children’s abilities through Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening.  Across a balanced and exciting curriculum, children  are given opportunities to develop their knowledge, understanding and use of spoken and written English,  

In English lessons, children are taught to write for the reader and each Writing Learning Journey identifies a clear purpose, audience and viewpoint for the writing they create. Through the context of the book, children learn to plan their writing and develop their ideas through talk for writing and drama activities. They build a breadth of knowledge of different writing styles to draw upon when writing for different purposes. They develop increasing stamina for writing and learn to use language for effect with growing skill and control. They learn to edit their own and other’s writing for accuracy and effectiveness with increasing independence. Progress of writing is carefully monitored against national standards through independent pieces of writing undertaken throughout each unit of work. These engaging writing opportunities build a picture of children’s developing mastery of the writing objectives taught in each year group and ensures opportunities for children to be creative and enjoy the art of writing.


Children at Carterton Primary school will:

 · Learn how to read and write with fluency, understanding and confidence, developing a range of independent strategies to take responsibility for their own learning

· Be encouraged to develop a love of reading and to read for enjoyment

· Develop their ever-growing vocabulary, through an interest in words and their meanings

· Experience a range of text/media types and genres, across a range of contexts, to develop their understanding: this will involve a storytelling approach and writing for purpose around a book

· Learn to write in a variety of styles and be able to apply characteristic features of texts to their own writing

· Develop a technical vocabulary with understanding of grammatical terminology

· Have the opportunity to write for pleasure, to explore and develop their own ideas

· Most importantly, children will have the opportunity to develop their creativity and imagination.