At Meadow View, we are fully committed to delivering the National Curriculum.
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Key skills in English permeate all areas of the curriculum and contribute to the social, emotional and educational development of each child.
Children need to be able to communicate effectively and express themselves with confidence, read fluently and accurately, with understanding and with enjoyment and communicate through written language showing a clear understanding of grammar.
‘English is both a subject in its own right and the medium for teaching: for pupils, understanding the language provides access to the whole curriculum. Fluency in the English language is an essential foundation for success in all subjects’ The National Curriculum in England, July 2014.
At Meadow View JMI School we are committed to the delivery teaching of English to the highest standard. We aim to develop each child so that they are able to read with fluency and understanding and communicate effectively, both orally and in written form to any given audience. These skills are essential foundations for literacy development and effective teaching of English will offer opportunities to promote oral skills.
Our planning of English at Meadow View JMI follows the Statutory requirements for the teaching and learning of English as laid out in, The National Curriculum in England Framework Document for Teaching, September 2014 and the Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, September 2014.
English is taught discreetly to all pupils across the school on a daily basis. The whole class approach to the teaching of English as whole subject takes place in the morning on the whole. Additionally, skills such as phonics (we use RWI in EYFS and KS1), spelling and reading will also be taught, sometimes in the afternoons. The skills taught in English lessons are also taught, reinforced and applied in other areas to allow English and literacy skills to permeate all areas of the school. We have a clear mission to teach basic English across the curriculum to enable all pupils to have the opportunities to read, write and talk confidently in line with national expectations.
All teachers provide stimulating experiences and activities to motivate the child, using a range of resources to engage individuals and groups of children
English teaching is text-based literacy through the use of high quality texts, both fiction and non-fiction. This will allow students to immerse themselves in a text in depth. Teachers will ensure that all of the key areas of learning are covered by following a comprehensive teaching cycle which children will enjoy. The texts children cover are diverse and reflect the community we live in, celebrating talented people from all backgrounds. They learn about interesting themes and challenging topics that will help them develop their understanding of the world.