At Stratford-sub-Castle Primary School it is our intention to implement and deliver the English National Curriculum in an active and relevant way, which opens horizons and supports our vision and intent for the whole curriculum.
Our curriculum is unique because of our historical and geographical location, as well as the wonderful natural environment in and around the school. These enhance and drive our curriculum. Although we are socially diverse, we are not culturally diverse. We want to develop our curriculum to increasingly extend our pupils’ horizons and help them to know about and understand that the village of Stratford-sub-Castle, the city of Salisbury and the county of Wiltshire are part of a much, much bigger world. A world which; is ever more connected and interconnected.
We all know that English is a vital way of communicating. Through speaking and listening, reading and writing children learn to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and communicate with others effectively.
The study of English helps children understand how language works by looking at its patterns, structures and origins. Using this knowledge, pupils can choose and adapt what they say and write in different situations.
We believe that the study of English should enable pupils to:
- appreciate how speaking and listening, reading and writing are integrated.
- develop their ability to communicate orally for a range of purposes and audiences.
- become confident, thoughtful and enthusiastic readers who read for pleasure.
- use a wide variety of writing styles and genres, so communicating effectively in written forms.
- practise their handwriting and other presentational skills.