At Middle Park children are taught English following the Nation Curriculum Programme of Study. We structure our lessons to ensure a balance of English themes and topics in each year group and a progression of skills across the school. We link work to other areas of the curriculum where this is most appropriate but also teach purely text-based literature units of work, poetry and non-fiction.
Several reading schemes are adopted in Key Stage 1 to provide a range of reading experiences these include Oxford Reading Tree….Rigby star and Collins Big cat and Songbirds.
Our English lessons adapt to suit the different interests of our children in order to encourage our children to question, reflect and develop their ideas. It is our aim that we have a vibrant learning community that is excited to share the opinions and justify them with their peers and adults alike.
The English Curriculum develops children’s communication skills through reading, speaking, listening and writing. During our English lessons, we want our children to have a sense of themselves as writers. They write with enthusiasm; expressing themselves, taking risks, creating, formulating and developing their ideas. They are confident at adapting their writing for a range of audiences and are encouraged to refine their ideas through editing and improving and are able to present the best versions of themselves on the page. Middle Park children enjoy the creative journey that is writing and learn who they are as writers and find their inner voice.