“I'm busy writing a script at the moment. ”
English is delivered following the National Curriculum. All the skills of language are essential to participate fully as a member of society; the teaching of English at Collingwood encourages pupils to speak and write clearly so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others. Through their reading and listening,
others can communicate with them. A range of literature plays a key role in this development. The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with confidence in spoken and written language, and to develop their love of literature through
widespread reading for enjoyment.
The Programmes of Study are based on the National Curriculum. The structure of English comprises of three strands of learning:
1. Speaking and Listening
Pupils follow an appropriate programme of study based on their Curriculum Pathway. We offer a range of Accreditation including; OCR and AQA English Functional Skills, Entry English from Level 1 up to Level 2, WJEC Entry Level Additional English (delivered as part of the Media and Arts Pathway qualification) and English
Literacy and Reading
We promote reading through English lessons. Primary pupils follow, Letters and Sounds, a structured phonics programme of teaching and reading and share books. Pupils access a wide range of literature in each year including: poetry, non-fiction texts, and a range of fiction including Shakespeare.
Pupils are encouraged to talk about what they are reading, share their ideas, voice their opinions and develop informed responses about texts. The skills of Speaking and Listening and the ability to respond, voice thoughts and opinions is vitally important for our pupils. Pupils receive extra lessons to support the development of their communication through specifically trained staff.
English Curriculum Overview
English in Primary
In Primary we follow a programme of work specifically designed for KS1 and KS2 children from Hamilton Trust. This provides our pupils with a broad range of texts and the ability to develop a wide range of skills in line with national curriculum aims.
In Key Stage 1 pupils learn:
Fiction: Familiar Settings, Labels, Lists and Signs, Songs and Repetitive Poems.
Traditional Tales: Sharing and Retelling, Letters and Postcards, Poetry and the Senses.
In Key Stage 2 pupils learn:
Non Fiction: Using Information Books, Stories on a Theme, Traditional Tales and Fables, Reading and Writing Recounts, Poetry on a Theme.