At South Tawton Primary School, we will provide pupils with a high-quality education in English. We will teach pupils to speak, read and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions effectively. With regards to reading, children will be exposed to a wide range of texts to develop their knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live. Phonics will be used as a tool to develop an appreciation and love of reading through teaching fluency. Children will be challenged in their thinking through comprehension and their immersion in the wider curriculum. It is our intention to ensure that, by the end of their primary education, all pupils are able to read fluently, and with confidence, in any subject in their forthcoming secondary education.
The aim for English at South Tawton Primary School is to promote high standards of language and 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 for reading 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.