Intent - What do we intend children to learn through English?
At Repton Primary we believe that our English curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion. When our children leave Repton Primary we expect them to be children who read fluently and widely and are able to express preferences and opinions about the texts that 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. Our well organised curriculum ensures children are exposed to a range of genres, in both reading and writing as well as a wide range of vocabulary to enable children to express their language both formally and informally. Our curriculum provides children with the tools to apply spelling patterns and use a neat handwriting style. We provide purposeful opportunities for reading, writing and discussion and expect these skills to be transferred to the rest of the curriculum.
Our curriculum closely follows the aims of the national curriculum to enable children to:
Rigorous assessment and review will ensure that we are able to provide targeted support so that all children experience success in literacy; providing with the tools they need as they progress through life.
Early reading is one of the most important and crucial aspects of a child's education. Please see our separate section on early reading and phonics for more information.