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English Curriculum

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Why do we teach this? Why do we teach it in the way we do?

At Ss. Peter and Pauls, our English curriculum is designed to develop our pupils’ love of reading, writing and discussion. When our children leave Ss. Peter and Pauls, we expect them to be avid readers; children who read fluently and widely and are able to express preferences and opinions about the texts they read. We want them to read for pleasure, having had access to a wide range of text types, genres and authors in order for them to make informed opinions about their favourites. We recognise the importance of nurturing a culture where children take pride in their writing, can write clearly and accurately and can adapt their language and style for a range of contexts. We want to produce children who write with confidence and grammatical accuracy whilst developing their own individual flair. We want to inspire children to be confident in the art of speaking and listening and enable them to communicate effectively to further their learning.

We believe that children need to develop a secure knowledge-base in English, which follows a clear pathway of progression, as they advance through the primary curriculum. We believe that a secure knowledge and understanding of key English skills is crucial to a high-quality education and will give our children the tools they need to succeed in the real world.



What do we teach? What does this look like?



What will this look like? We believe our children will:


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