The subject of English in a primary school is about teaching core, life-long skills which are essential for daily living, emotional and intellectual growth and future success regardless of the social, intellectual or professional paths the children may take, whatever their background or where they will call home. It is the fundamental skills they learn in this subject which form the base of their education.
It starts with oral language and communication – speech, listening, responding, body language, reciprocity, empathy and understanding.
Then as the children correspond the spoken word to the written word, it gives purpose to reading and in this way they can develop a love of books. This plays a huge part here at St Faith’s where children read a variety of texts every day and celebrate Book Days and Library events with great enthusiasm.
Beginning with mark making, through to learning how to write creatively and confidently with a purposeful understanding of grammar, vocabulary and flair, is a vital component of English lessons here, which will cement future learning henceforth.