English

English 
 

At King Street Primary School, it is our intent to nurture well-read, insightful, knowledgeable, inquisitive, imaginative, thoughtful and enthusiastic readers and writers, who are confident verbal communicators and attentive listeners.  We aim to introduce a broad range of texts to students to develop key critical and communicative skills that contribute to their social and spiritual development, and to inspire them to find their passions.  In addition we want to offer opportunities for students to understand and become confident in presenting their ideas in a variety of ways.  As a school, we recognise the importance of students being able to place texts within their historical and cultural context and to recognise their cultural value within an enriching and balanced curriculum.  We recognise our vital role in developing our students’ vocabulary and ensure that they leave us with a sound knowledge of grammar and spelling as important tools for communication.  English is a core subject of the National Curriculum and a prerequisite for educational and social progress as it underpins the work undertaken in all other areas of the curriculum.  The acquisition of language skills is of the utmost importance to us here at King Street and therefore the teaching of all aspects English is given a high priority within school. Confidence in basic language skills enables children to communicate creatively and imaginatively, preparing them for their future journey through education and beyond.

We aim to:

  •         ensure that every child becomes a confident reader, a writer and speaker by the time they leave King Street Primary School
  •         promote and instil a love for reading, writing and high-quality, diverse literature into pupils of all ages
  •         develop and evolve an English curriculum which is sequenced to develop the acquisition of knowledge and skills to prepare children well for the next stage of their education.