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
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.
We understand that spoken English is key in establishing a firm foundation upon which to build reading and writing skills in our children. Throughout their time at St George’s children will develop their confidence in spoken language and have lots of opportunities to articulate what they would like to say. We feel that it is important for children to have exposure to new vocabulary and the opportunities to explore this in a variety of creative ways; for example, drama, art and role play. Children are expected to read widely and are provided with opportunities to do so. Modelling of text interrogations then helps them to use this new knowledge to understand how their authorial choices impact their writing and the reader.
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