At The Free School Norwich we aim to provide a supportive and enriching environment where all children develop the knowledge and skills needed to become effective communicators within and beyond the classroom. Through our English Curriculum, we strive to teach children how important their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills will be in the real world. We enable them to not only communicate with others effectively for a variety of purposes but also to examine their own and others’ experiences, feelings and ideas therefore equipping children to be life- long learners.
SPEAKING & LISTENING
- To ensure that all children become effective communicators within and beyond the classroom.
- For our children to be able to speak clearly, fluently and coherently, to be able to listen attentively with understanding, pleasure and empathy and contribute to group discussions effectively
- For our pupils to acquire a wide vocabulary for spoken language
- For our pupils to rehearse their writing orally
- For our pupils to use discussion in order to learn, to elaborate and to explain clearly their understanding and ideas
- For our pupils to develop competence and fluency in the arts of speaking and listening, presenting, sharing, participating and debating
- For our pupils to gain the confidence to speak in front of an audience.
- For our pupils to become enthusiastic and motivated readers
- For our literature to promote our school values, thus embedding characteristics of effective learning and citizenship
- To develop pupils’ confidence in reading a wide variety of genres and text types
- For our pupils to have the skills to decode words to be able to read as fluently as possible with understanding of what they have read.
- To encourage a love of literature and an enjoyment of reading for pleasure.
- To use the writing process to in order to enable our pupils to write for a range of different purposes and audiences using appropriate structures and features from a range of genres.
- For our pupils to acquire the ability to organise and plan their written work
- That our children learn to write as clearly, accurately and coherently as possible and are able to spell new words
- For our pupils to develop a handwriting style as neat, consistent and legible as possible
- To use technology and media when appropriate to support and enhance learning, but not as a replacement to preserve the rich tradition of the subject
- For our pupils to know and do their best to apply the key technicalities of spelling, punctuation and grammar.