Statement of Intent:
At Harrietsham Church of England Primary School, we believe that a quality English curriculum should develop a child’s love of reading, writing, speaking and listening. We aim to inspire children to read widely and often; for enjoyment, for information gathering and as a tool for enhancing the richness of their written work. We want to inspire children to be confident in the art of speaking and listening and to develop their language and communication skills. We understand that children need to develop a secure knowledge base in English, which follows a clear pathway of progression as they advance through the primary curriculum. We believe having a secure basis in English skills is crucial to accessing high quality education across all subjects and necessary to provide our children with the tools they need to fully participate within society.
Please note that the Writing Skills and Knowledge document above is a working document with Terms 4 to 6 still in draft form.