English

Caring. Learning. Enjoying. Achieving. All within the love of God.

 

English Curriculum Vision

 

English Writing

At Horbling Brown’s, we aim to produce writers who can express ideas and emotions for a wide range of purposes and audiences. Though high-quality class texts and engaging experiences children are inspired to write imaginative, informative or persuasive texts. We aim for children to have a wide range of high-level vocabulary and an appreciation of the nuances of the English language which they can apply in English, and across other curricula.

We aim to build a writing community in classrooms from EYFS to Upper Key Stage 2, and deploy a consistent approach to the teaching and learning of writing, whether the pupils be writing to teach, persuade/influence, entertain, reflect or make records.

The school values of ‘courage’ and ‘hope’ can be seen as drivers for the curriculum as we encourage children to have the courage to strive for excellence in writing and have hope that timely feedback will help them to improve their writing.

We aim to help children to become successful and confident writers by embedding handwriting, spelling grammar and editing throughout each year group. Successes are celebrated and errors are seen as a positive step on a learning journey.

 

English Reading

At Horbling Brown’s, we believe that every child is a reader and actively encourage children to read and enjoy a wide range of texts. We believe that, through twice weekly dedicated class reading sessions and quality first teaching, we can encourage and inspire emergent and developing readers to see the value in texts; whether for pleasure or to garner information.

We aim to build an inclusive reading community which traverses all year groups by encouraging more experienced or enthusiastic readers to lead others by example though reading cafes.

We believe that reading is a key factor in all areas of the curriculum, and as such, follow research to inform teaching techniques.

The school values of ‘courage’ and ‘hope’ can be seen as drivers for the curriculum as we encourage children to have the courage to strive for excellence and continued improvement in reading, and to give children hope that learning these skills will open doors to exciting creative worlds and opportunities within and out of school.