Swaffham Prior C of E Primary School

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English

Our Intent

Within the Swaffham Primaries Partnership, English (literacy) is at the heart of our curriculum. It is our intent that all children develop a love of reading, become competent communicators and are able to express their knowledge, ideas and emotions confidently through their writing.

We understand that the ability to read is fundamental to making progress across the curriculum, and to participating as a member of society, so we aim to encourage a habit of reading widely and often. We recognise, similarly, the importance of nurturing a culture where children take pride in their writing, can write clearly and accurately and adapt their language and style for a range of purposes and for varying audiences. We believe that all good writers refine their skills and adapt their writing style over time and, as such, want children to develop their independence in identifying their own areas for improvement whilst effectively editing their work and developing a clear, joined handwriting style. We also want to inspire children to be confident speakers and listeners who can participate effectively in conversations and discussions to further their knowledge and understanding.

In following a clear pathway of progression through primary school, we endeavour to provide children with a secure literacy base, essential in providing high quality education, and to equip children with the necessary skills to progress in the wider community and throughout life. We don’t put a ceiling on what children can achieve or hold pre-conceptions about any child. We understand the importance of parents and carers as co-educators; we work hard to advocate for effective home-school partnerships in which we listen to views from home and we can share with parents and carers how to enhance what is being taught in school.

 

Swaffham Primaries Partnership Curriculum Overview

Please find an overview of our full English curriculum here.

 
Curriculum Enrichment

World Book Day 2021

World Book Day was a huge success and a lovely way to wind up the remote learning before all children returned to school. This year celebrated Mr Men and Little Miss's 50th birthday; stories created by Roger Hargreaves in 1971. The children loved exploring the world of Mr Men and Little Miss and were very imaginative in creating their own characters and stories. Celebrations finished with us displaying our potato head Mr Men and Little Miss creations being displayed on the school wall for all to see. Staff also took part in The Masked Reader, promoting reading for pleasure whilst in diguise.