English

Clarborough Primary school follows the National Curriculum for English. This describes in detail what pupils must learn in each year group. Details of the Programme of Study for English can be found on the link below.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335186/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_English_220714.pdf

At Clarborough Primary School, we believe that 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, therefore, who do not learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are effectively disenfranchised.

At Clarborough Primary School we are committed to ensuring that all pupils achieve age related expectations in English, appropriate for their age group, in order that they make genuine progress and avoid gaps in their understanding which could become barriers to learning as they move through education. We aim to provide pupils with an English curriculum enriched by access to high quality texts and a literacy-rich environment.

Below is a link to the overviews for each year group and a glossary of terminology used.