Our English Curriculum is designed to ensure we carefully consider the starting points of our pupils in speaking, listening, reading and writing and build on their knowledge and skills from what we know. This in-depth knowledge of what our children know and where they need to go next, allows pupils to develop rapidly, ensuring they are able to speak and write fluently in order to communicate their ideas and emotions to others. Through their reading and listening skills, others can communicate with them. We hold the ability to communicate in a range of ways, in high regard for our children. We strive for our children to develop their voice and are able to share their ideas with others. In support of this, we ensure children are exposed to rich and varied vocabulary to help prepare them for life outside of their home town. Through reading and well-chosen literature pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually.
The aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. The national curriculum for English at Riverside primary aims to ensure that all pupils:
The national curriculum for English reflects the importance of spoken language in pupils’ development across the whole curriculum – cognitively, socially and linguistically. Spoken language underpins the development of reading and writing.
Meeting the needs of pupils with SEN
The English curriculum is widely differentiated to meet the specific needs of children with SEN.
The following areas are considered when differentiating the curriculum to ensure it is accessible to all children:
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