Overall English Intent
Here at Holy Souls, we strive to ensure that all of our learners develop a love of literature, resulting in a growth of confidence and independence in communicating within the world through all realms of reading, writing and discussion. We intend to nurture and encourage this development through a wide range of experiences for our children to achieve their full potential and aspirations for the future. We are committed to provide a knowledge-based curriculum which follows a clear pathway for progression as they advance through each stage of their education with English skills driving this forward. Our Holy Souls family believe this is crucial in giving our children the tools they need to participate fully as a member of society.
The National Curriculum aims to:
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. The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:
Phonics at Holy Souls
Our pupils learn to read and write effectively and quickly using the Read Write Inc. phonics programme. The programme is implemented from Reception to Year 2 and used as an additional resource for Year 3 and 4 pupils who need additional support and intervention.