Parklee Community Primary School

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'The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.' 

National Curriculum, July 2014

At Parklee Community Primary School, we believe that English and communication are key life skills. Through our English curriculum, we support children to develop the skills and knowledge that will enable them to communicate effectively and creatively through spoken and written language and equip them with the skills to become lifelong learners. We inspire an appreciation of our rich and varied literary heritage and a habit of reading widely and often. We nurture a culture where English is at the heart of all children’s learning. It enables children both to communicate with others effectively for a variety of purposes and to examine their own and others’ experiences, feelings and ideas, giving these order and meaning.

We believe that reading is a life skill that every child should be entitled to have. Without the ability to read and decode text, so much is closed off to a child and then later as an adult. At Parklee Community Primary School, we strive to inspire children through the magic and enjoyment of books and to promote and encourage a lifelong love of reading, in order to empower them as individuals for the future. We believe books are a gateway to other worlds and the opening of our imaginations.

English is central to children’s intellectual, emotional and social development and has an essential role across the curriculum and help pupils’ learning to be coherent and progressive. We firmly believe that the teaching of the English curriculum will be inclusive to all children, inspiring them through an outstanding learning experience, which will enable them to make good progress and leave us as responsible and happy citizens with hopefully a love of reading.

We have a well organised and progressive English curriculum that provides many purposeful opportunities in reading, writing and discussion. Our curriculum closely follows the aims of the National Curriculum for England 2014 and the Reading Framework 2023 to enable all children to:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding

  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information

  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language

  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in the and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences

  • use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas

  • are competent in the art of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate

These aims are embedded across our English lessons and the wider curriculum. We provide the means for children to develop a secure knowledge-base in English, which follows a clear pathway of progression as they advance through the primary curriculum. Rigorous assessment and review ensures that we are able to provide targeted support so that all children experience success in English. We believe that a secure basis in English skills is crucial to a high quality education and will give our children the tools they need to participate fully as a member of society.

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Parklee Community Primary School

Wardour Street, Atherton, Manchester M46 0AR

Mrs Dawn Roper - Headteacher

Miss Rebecca Wood – Deputy Headteacher & SENDCO

01942 874203 |

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