Creativity and engaging teaching and learning is at the heart of English lessons. Lessons are fun and active, placing a large emphasis on pupils unlocking, nurturing, and revelling in the development of their own creative potential. All children read a broad range of texts and genres, with novels, plays, poetry, and non-fiction studied in every class each academic year. Texts and authors taught at present range from contemporary authors to classic works by writers such as Dickens and Shakespeare. All the children are encouraged to read regularly and widely outside the classroom. Our aims in all of the above are that pupils will gain an initial sense of the scope and variety of English Literature, developing a love of reading and language that will endure beyond their time with us in the classroom.
Over the year we have found some exciting ways to make English lessons memorable. We enjoy using drama and talking to support our storytelling skills, learning poetry and stories using actions and spend time planning and talking about our writing. Our film-making was useful to help develop our story-writing and we wrote new dialogue too.
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