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English at Christ the King

 

"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. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society; pupils who do not learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are effectively disenfranchised." 

National Curriculum 2014

 

“A child who reads will be an adult who thinks.”

Reading lies at the heart of the curriculum at Christ the King. We are dedicated to enabling our pupils to become lifelong readers as we believe reading is key for academic success


“Writing is the painting of the voice.”

Writing is a crucial part of our curriculum at Christ the King. By the end of year six we intend for our children to have developed a love of writing and to be able to express their thoughts and ideas clearly and creatively through the written word. We also intend to create writers who can re-read, edit and improve their own writing, and enable pupils to be able to confidently use the essential skills of grammar, punctuation and spelling. We set high expectations for all our children to take pride in their work and have a fluent, cursive handwriting style.

 

“The limits of my language means the limits of my world.”

Children at Christ the King:

  • Express their opinions, articulate feelings and listen to and respond appropriately in a range of situations;
  • Participate with different groups of children to present ideas with confidence, valuing the views of others;
  • Speak audibly and confidently before an audience (for example when leading class and whole-school worship; when performing in school plays).

 

“Reading and writing float on a sea of talk.”

We love reading!

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English National Curriculum

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