Subject Vision English
Our Vision for English at St George's
Let all that you do be done in Love’ 1 Corinthians 16:14
The example of Jesus Christ and the Good news that he brings inspire St George’s school to be a place of hope and a caring and inclusive community in which we all love to learn and learn to love
‘The more that you read, the more that you know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go.’ Dr Seuss
At St Georges we love to read in our class reading areas. We read a variety of reading materials, stories, newspapers, magazines, e-books- the list goes on! We like to share our favourite books with each other and write recommendations.
English is a vital way of communicating in school, in public life and internationally. Literature in English is rich and influential, reflecting the experience of people from many countries and times. Within our school we encourage children and staff to develop their love of reading and writing. We believe that by interweaving reading and writing skills and making links explicit, we will nurture children’s English abilities to their best potential.
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Our six principles for the teaching of English
- Reading into writing
- Audience and purpose
- Exposure to new vocabulary
- Developing a love of reading and writing
- Drama and Art link
Every class has their own reading area which was compiled by both teachers and pupils. Our childeren love reading for pleasure and are regularly encouraged to do so both at home and in school.
Each class has an English working wall linked to their text which the children use to help them with their writing.
World Book Day 2022
For World Book Day we challenged everyone in school to read a book (or a chapter of a book) before bed for a whole week and we came into school dressed in our pyjamas ready for our bedtime stories.
We had a fun time in our family groups trying to work out who the masked Gruffalo readers were.
We had stories in our classrooms with Fairtrade hot chocolate.
Mrs Mather read stories and poems on the playground.
And we have used are persuasive writing skills to write letters to local companies to ask if they would make a donation towards helping us update some of the books in our library. Year 1 even hand delivered their letters to Scott Roberts Taylor and Co Accountants asking them for a donation of money to help buy new maths reading books for our library!