St Polycarp's Catholic Primary School

St Polycarp's Catholic Primary School St Polycarp’s Catholic Primary School

English

Subject co-ordinators: Mrs Best and Miss Murdoch

We consider English a cornerstone of learning for all subjects and therefore, in addition to teaching English as a separate subject, it is developed across the whole curriculum. We aim for every child to: become literate members of society; have an interest in books and read with enjoyment and understanding; communicate independent views and opinions; respond imaginatively and express feelings through spoken and written language. We strive to make our teaching and learning exciting for the children and achieve this through a range of cross-curricular topics, trips, workshops and teaching styles. We recognise that becoming confident readers and writers underpins all aspects of learning therefore technical knowledge of spellings, punctuation and grammar are seen as an essential part of the children’s learning.

Year 5 children have written and filmed a silent movie ‘Framed’ with Millstream Film Studios.  It has been a wonderful experience from start to finish.  It was an exciting finale to watch it in the cinema!