St Edburg's CE Primary School

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St Edburg's CE Primary School

Sapere aude - Dare to be wise

English

At St Edburg’s CE Primary School

All our valued, all our loved

“Do not be afraid for I bring you Good News! Luke 2:10

At St Edburg’s, our vision is for excellence in all that we do, and to ensure that all children are included in our approach. Each member of the school is committed to providing high quality learning activities and experiences so that children can achieve the best possible outcomes.

We do this through an ambitious English curriculum with texts as the beating heart of a lesson. The main driver of our English curriculum is high quality texts which foster a love of reading in our children and inspire them to write.

During their time at our school, our children will experience a wide range of carefully chosen, high quality, culturally diverse picture books and novels which help develop ambitious vocabulary and enable them to interact with the global community around them.

We believe that teaching and learning cannot be a ‘one size fits all’ approach and so our text led English Curriculum has been shaped by our vision to enable all children, regardless of background ability or additional needs to flourish and become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be.

We teach the National Curriculum supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. Careful links are made across the curriculum to ensure that children’s English learning is relevant and, wherever possible, link our reading, writing and the topic that we are covering in History and Geography.

At St Edburg’s, children will be exposed to a bespoke, language rich, creative and progressive English curriculum which will not only enable them to become primary literate, but will also develop a love of reading, a deeper understanding and appreciation of the world around them and the ability to question others and develop their own informed points of view.

Shakespeare Fortnight 2022

We have absolutely loved our whole-school Shakespeare fortnight! The school has been alive with acting, debating, writing, drawing and performing. Last Friday key stage 2 children took part in an interactive performance of The Tempest by the Young Shakespeare Company, in which they were required to perform soundscapes to accompany the action the whole way through. Key stage 1 took part in A Midsummer Night's Dream workshop which helped them to understand the story. Some parts were very funny! Year 6 got in the spirit and came to school dressed as Tudor peasants, we even had some lunches wrapped in tea towels!
The children have been so engaged by the works of William Shakespeare. Their writing has been incredible! We've been creating descriptions, poems, soliloquies, playscripts and much more. Take a look...

Experience reading and writing at St Edburg's in our gallery.