English at Friezland Primary School
‘A Family Committed to Making a Difference’
At Friezland Primary School we aim to develop well-rounded, resilient individuals who demonstrate mutual respect and tolerance and who have a positive impact on their community and the wider world. Our Curriculum is designed with this in mind. We aim to encourage a life-long love of learning and develop skills for life through the delivery of exciting, challenging and stimulating experiences within and beyond the classroom.
At Friezland, we understand that literacy and communication are key life skills and that literacy is at the heart of all children’s learning. We want our children to leave primary school as confident and skilled readers, writers, listeners and communicators. Emphasis on this starts in Reception and continues right the way through to Year 6.
The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:
- read easily, fluently and with good understanding
- develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
- acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
- appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
- write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
- use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
- are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.