Purpose of study
English at Camelot will produce individuals who are literate, creative, independent, inquisitive, enquiring and confident by:
- Setting work that is challenging, inspirational and motivating, helping them to develop a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards writing.
- Providing opportunities to explore a variety of different genres and to be exposed regularly to high quality texts, providing a model for pupils to aspire to.
- Children will develop a love of literature as well as extending their writing skills through group, paired and independent work, based around these high quality texts.
- Ensuring that children have opportunities to apply their writing skills for a range of purposes and in a variety of contexts.
The overarching aim for English in the National Curriculum is to promote high standards of 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. The national curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:
- 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
- Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
- Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in 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 arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate
By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.