Speaking and Listening Intent
To teach children a range of speaking and listening skills and strategies so they are able to think out loud, engage in discussions and debates and also to rehearse written responses.
To teach children to read a progressive and wide range of high quality texts (including poetry, fiction and non-fiction). Children are taught to read fluently, with confidence and understanding so they are equipped with the reading skills needed to access all subjects in their secondary education and develop a lifelong love of books.
To engage children with engaging and purposeful writing journeys which deepen children’s knowledge and understanding of rich vocabulary. Children will learn to consider the intended audience, the most appropriate form and the necessary writing skills that they will need to apply in order to satisfy the reader.