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At Whitwick St John the Baptist, children will be encouraged to see English as both written and spoken language.
Our English curriculum is based on the outcomes set out in the National Curriculum Programme of Study for English. We have developed our own units of work for Reading and Writing. We have developed these units of work, as we believe they support our vision, values and whole school drivers and ensures the subject is taught systematically and progressively. Our Writing curriculum is centred around being a ‘Story Telling’ school and using a ‘Writing for Purpose’ (Michael Tidd) approach. Our reading curriculum builds on our approach to ‘early reading and phonics’ and is structured using VIPERS domains – Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval and Sequence or Summarise.
You can find further information on how we teach Phonics and Early Reading here
At Whitwick St John the Baptist, we believe that English and communication are key life skills.
Through our English curriculum, children develop the skills and knowledge that will enable them to express their thoughts succinctly, confidently and creatively through spoken and written language, equipping them to become life-long learners, reach their full potential and have a broad and comprehensive vocabulary
We want to inspire, challenge and excite our children through books and storytelling to empower them to develop a life-long love of language, be critical thinkers and empathetic adults.
Mrs Sutherland ensures that all the aspects of the English National Curriculum is taught and implemented effectively.
If you would like to find out more about our English curriculum please contact Mrs Sutherland.
Mrs Noon (Headteacher)
Whitwick St John the Baptist
Tel: 01530 832116
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