We intend to equip all pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.
Here at Roscoe, we plan and deliver a high-quality education in English in order to teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them.
English is planned for using the EYFS Framework and KS1 and KS2 school curriculum based on the National Curriculum.
English is planned for following, ‘The Write Stuff’ written by Jane Considine and by also using high-quality texts. Teachers edit, adapt and write, their own short-term planning, ensuring year-group specific skills and knowledge, grammar and spelling are enriching and weaved within the final written piece.
Speaking and Listening
The development of speech and language is identified as one of the most important parts of our EYFS curriculum. Staff work closely with parents/carers and previous nurseries to ensure they are extending and building on the language acquisition necessary.
The promotion, and use of, an accurate and rich cross-curricular vocabulary throughout school is planned in all subjects. This is evident in all learning areas and is a key part of our Knowledge Organisers. School uses the Making Words Work (SI Liverpool) to ensure essential vocabulary is planned for.
A wide range of opportunities to use and develop their speaking and listening skills is planned for. These then feed into the writing process.
All children write daily, in an English session, and across the curriculum.
Teachers plan writing based on the EYFS framework and ‘The Write Stuff’ by Jane Considine; these plans are linked the high-quality texts.
Grammar and spelling is planned for and built into weekly and daily plans. These are then linked across the curriculum.
Children apply their writing skills across the curriculum.
Writing is assessed after each writing unit and then a termly level is given. A team moderates this across the Academy.
School follows the ‘letter-join’ handwriting scheme. Good presentation is expected. Children have the opportunity to earn a pen licence.
Children are educated with the weekly spelling rule in a taught session. Children are provided with additional support when necessary. Spellings are differentiated by rule and amount of spellings given – the teacher decides this.