Purpose of Study:
English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will 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. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society; pupils, therefore, who do not learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are effectively disenfranchised.
At Hurst Green Primary School we promote the value of English across the full curriculum to inspire children to develop a life-long appreciation of the subject.
English teaching in Hurst Green Primary School aims to help pupils to:
At Hurst Green Primary School, we believe in supporting our provision with commercially produced high quality resources and schemes of work where it is appropriate. In English, we use the following resources and schemes to support our ongoing Phonics and Reading provision:
Links to some of these resources can be found in the useful links/documents section below.