What makes our Literacy curriculum exceptional?
1. It is underpinned by aims, values & purpose
e.g. Article 29 UN Convention of Rights of the Child: Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.
2. It develops the whole person – knowledge, skills, understanding & attitudes.
Our carefully selected literacy scheme of work covers a wide variety of different genres and cultures.
3. It is broad and balanced.
4. There is clear progression in subject knowledge and skills.
See Subject Leader planning and progression documents
5. It is filled with rich first-hand experiences.
In addition, the quality of literature that we provide is a very broad range of genres at all levels.
6. It is flexible and responsive to individual needs and interests.
7. It has an eye on the future and the needs of future citizens.
Developing children’s potential and interest in performance and the spoken word.
8. It encourages the use of environments and expertise beyond the classroom.
9. It makes meaningful links between areas of knowledge across the curriculum.
10. It has a local, national and global dimension.
Learning for Life
11. It is supported by high quality Subject Leader CPD.
TA training regularly updated
12. SMSC is embedded within the curriculum.
(See SMSC Subject Statement)
Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural Links – English
English supports spiritual development by engaging children with poetry, fiction and drama. Through English children can explore and engage with the feelings and values found in a wide range of genre.
English supports moral development by enabling children to look, discuss and evaluate a range of social and moral issues found in a wide range of genre including newspapers, fiction, television and other media.
English supports social development by helping children to understand how written and spoken language has changed over time. It also covers social attitudes to the use of language.
English supports cultural development by exposing children to a wide range of written and spoken language from a range of cultures. In addition, it supports children to become confident and competent in their own language, which is vital to their individual identity.