Creativity and engaging teaching and learning is at the heart of our English lessons, which are fun and active, placing a Ghyll Royd emphasis on pupils unlocking, nurturing and reveling in the development of their own creative potential.
All children read a broad range of text and genres, with novels, plays, poetry and non-fiction studied in every classroom. Contemporary texts and authors are taught alongside classic works by writers such as Dickens and Shakespeare. Children are encouraged to read regularly outside of the classroom to become ‘Star Readers’, developing a love and scope of reading and language that informs other areas of the Curriculum.
Over the course of just one year, children will engage with English in memorable ways. They enjoy using drama, talk for learning to support storytelling skills, discover poetry and engage in stories using actions, picture novels and visual literacy.
Why not have a look at our Marvellous Maths page