Cranbrook C of E Primary

English

Our School aims to provide an environment where children can learn to communicate efficiently, effectively and with enjoyment through spoken, printed and written English.

Children are taught to read independently using a variety of methods and schemes. They are introduced to a wide range of attractive and stimulating books in class book corners, and the school library, including classical, and modern literature from other cultures. Regular visits are made to our local library where possible.

Children are encouraged to write for many purposes and audiences. They regularly compose stories, poems and descriptive passages; write letters, invitations and reports. The conventions of spelling, punctuation and grammar are taught systematically through their written work and specialised schemes. Written work is revised and redrafted, paying attention to meaning and clarity. Well-presented work is expected using a cursive style of handwriting. Children have opportunities within school to discuss, debate and relate events in order to become confident speakers and listeners.

 

Please click on the documents below for strategies to support your child with their reading: 

 

Comment from Ofsted Report June 2015

'Reading is taught effectively across the school. Pupils enjoy reading and are keen to earn their reading passport. All classrooms now have a reading area and all pupils have visited the local library to obtain their library card. Expectations have been effectively communicated to parents about how often their children should be reading at home.'

'The teaching of writing has improved. As a result, pupils are writing more frequently and in a variety of styles.'