“One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.” Malala Yousafzai
At Abingdon Primary School, our English curriculum aims to teach children to write, read and speak fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others, and others can communicate with them. All children will have the chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually through our diverse bespoke curriculum.
Reading is a vital skill that will support children’s learning across not just English, but the whole curriculum. In line with our ARCH principles, readers at Abingdon are aspirational, resilient and committed. As a school, we ensure that our children are taught to read with fluency, accuracy and understanding through a variety of learning opportunities.
Above all, we want children in our school to become enthusiastic, independent and reflective readers who have a love for reading. In order for our children to fulfil their potential in reading, parental support is essential so that they can practice the skills taught in school at home.
As a whole school, we are committed to using the Sounds-Write (linguistics phonics) approach to assist the children from the start of school to learn to read, write and spell independently, with accuracy, understanding and confidence. When they are ready, children will be given a decodable reading book to practice at home as well as a reading for pleasure book to share.
For further information on how to support your child with reading or for further information on the Sounds-Write programme, please use this link https://www.sounds-write.co.uk/parents-carers/support-for-parents-carers/
At Abingdon, we believe that broadening minds and experiences is important in developing children’s writing. The written word is developed through school trips, drama experiences, speaking and listening activities within a real life context which is so important to developing language and an understanding of stories, texts or topics. Our writing always has a clear purpose, with carefully planned impact events, along with parent events for showcasing work throughout school.
English Long Term Plan
Please find the link to the English programme of study https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335186/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_English_220714.pdf