‘All the World’s a Stage’
English at Ward Jackson Church of England Primary School is vibrant, imaginative, creative and
purposeful for all learners. English has a pre-eminent position within the national curriculum and
within our whole school curriculum; English is placed centrally within our thematic curriculum.
Consequently, learners produce powerful pieces of writing as a result of a deeper knowledge and
understanding of social, cultural, historical and political context.
At Ward Jackson Church of England Primary School, we recognise that powerful links between
the English subject disciplines of: speaking, listening, reading and writing maximise learning
potential; this is in addition to strong cross-curricular links. The design of our wider thematic
curriculum therefore caters for this.
English at Ward Jackson Church of England Primary School is both imaginative and functional;
we recognise that English skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) are essential life skills
for all pupils to develop if they are to succeed in higher education and beyond. We recognise that
our learners thrive in an atmosphere of exploration. Ward Jackson children enjoy ‘stepping into
the shoes’ of directors, playwrights, authors, poets, journalists and ‘experts’ within many
different fields and genres of the literature and language sphere. Drama and literature, particularly
the classics, feature heavily within the teaching, learning, planning and delivery sequences of this