English at St Anne's
At St Anne’s Catholic Primary School we promote high standards of language and literacy and provide children with a wealth and variety of reading, writing, speaking and listening opportunities that develop, secure and embed key English skills for lifelong learning. We also place great emphasis on building solid vocabulary foundations, as we believe that developing a love of language is vital in achieving success at school and in later life.
‘High thoughts must have a high language.’ Aristophanes
As a school, we aim to ensure that all pupils:
National Curriculum Aims
“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. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know.” (National Curriculum in England: English Programmes of Study, 2014)