English at Denfield Park
At Denfield Park Primary School we use the English Programme of Study in KS1 and KS2 and the Communication, Language and Literacy sections of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, as a basis for our teaching within the subject.
Our curriculum is drawn from these documents and we believe that our children will learn best when given the opportunity to apply these skills across the entire curriculum in rich and varied ways. We recognise that the acquisition of English, both spoken and written, will empower our pupils and provide the foundation for all future learning.
English is taught daily from Nursery to Year 6 within a whole class setting: children’s learning is in ability groups in their class, with differentiated tasks and support as appropriate, but will also include independent and partner work. Good practice in reading and writing is shared and modelled in whole class teaching. Teachers use a variety of interactive teaching methods to deliver the curriculum and achieve set learning objectives. In the Foundation Stage, emphasis is on teaching English through stories and non-fiction texts with strong topic links, child-initiated learning through play (with some adult intervention), demonstration and use of language.
Throughout their time in our school, children will be supported and encouraged to achieve their personal best, but we do recognise that children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and those with English as an Additional Language (EAL) should be given additional support, if required, so that they may achieve their full learning potential.
For further information on the teaching of English, please refer to our Intent, Implementation and Impact document.
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