English Statement of Intent

The Core Christian values at North Ferriby Church of England Primary School are Friendship, Forgiveness, Trust, Service and Creation. These values underpin our curriculum and enrich all aspects of our pupils’ education. Our curriculum prepares children for the future by developing Heathy and Safe, Trusting, Enterprising and Creative members of the local community. Embedded within our teaching and learning are opportunities for the pupils to understand the meaning and significance of the Christian faith.

The English National Curriculum (2014) states that:

‘The overarching 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 language, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.’

At North Ferriby Church of England Primary School, we believe that exposure to high quality literature within the primary school setting is vital as a rich context for learning; not only within English as a subject but to support the building of a reading culture throughout the school. We strive to help our children develop into articulate and imaginative communicators, who are well-equipped with the basic skills they need to become life-long learners; English learning is key in this. We aim to ensure all of our pupils develop a genuine love of language and the written word, through a text-based approach. Cross-curricular links ensure that children’s English learning is relevant and meaningful: where possible, content is linked within our reading and writing to the topic that we are covering, or which highlights current issues in modern society. We ensure that children develop an understanding of how widely writing is used in everyday life and, therefore, how important, and useful the skills are that they are learning. Our intentions in writing is for children to: write for a purpose; see themselves as real writers so they can take ownership of their writing and acquire the ability to organise and plan their written work for a given audience.

English Policy