Adel St John the Baptist’s intent for planning its English curriculum is consistency and depth of skills. We follow the requirements of the National Curriculum for England, 2014 and use books as a foundation for developing a love of literature. We wholeheartedly agree with the following statements:
‘A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually.’ The National Curriculum for England.
Why we Teach Writing
“Writing is the painting of the voice.” Voltaire.
We value writing hugely at Adel St John the Baptist and we believe it begins with speaking and listening, skills which feature at the forefront of everything we do here, from the relationships we build in school to collaborative learning and building a broad and balanced curriculum to support learners of all types and interests. Writing is a gateway to voicing what matters to us, a gateway to success, and our aim is to ensure our children are getting the best possible support and outcomes to become confident, able writers now and in their futures.
In order to achieve this, we give children opportunities to:
- Develop writerly techniques;
- Write for different genres;
- Write for different purposes, audiences and across different curriculum areas; and
- Write for pleasure.