Subject Leader: Mrs Campbell
‘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. We work hard with children and families to empower and nurture the next generation of: communicators, readers, writers, public speakers and performers.
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, employment 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 subject.
Please browse through the additional website pages linked to this English section of the website page. There you will find further information regarding: World Book Day, Accelerated Reader, Speaking, Listening and Performance, Mobile Library, National Writing Competitions and read all about our partnership work with the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) and the Royal Society of Art (RSA).