At The Free School Norwich we aim to provide a supportive and enriching environment here 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.
The teaching and Learning of English is fundamental to ensure every pupils’ success as a life-long learner, and citizen of the world. The Free School Norwich recognises this and provides opportunities for this through our curriculum model, incorporating carefully chosen ‘core texts’ through which to teach and inspire writing outcomes, that help our children cultivate a love of English language and literature. We use Talk for Writing as a methodology. It is powerful because it is based on the principles of how individuals learn. It is a fully inclusive method of teaching writing, with progressive movement from imitation to innovation to independent application, that can be adapted to suit the needs of learners of any stage.