English at Eaton Park
Subject Leaders: Kathy Smith, Amy Barlow, Amanda Whitmore
Subject Coach: Mrs Sawyer
Link Governor: Mrs Jones
It is our aim at Eaton Park to strive with great determination to ensure that children become fluent, confident pupils who enjoy opening a book. This is achieved through the use of quality stories and texts across the academy that interest, inspire and excite our children. We are passionate about ensuring that children read widely and often across the whole curriculum which in turn will aid them to acquire new knowledge and gain the necessary skills to read and understand texts for the rest of their education and beyond. This immersion in a variety of genres enable us to use these as models for the children’s own writing. This approach moves the children from dependence towards independence with the teacher using guided teaching to develop the ability in children to write creatively, powerfully and accurately. For us at Eaton Park, reading and writing go hand in hand, and it is our aim that the reading culture we create in school will inspire our children to write both imaginatively and creatively. Prioritising the barriers that our children have in their learning, we aim to prepare our children for their future education and beyond by promoting the acquisition of new vocabulary constantly and consistently, working incredibly hard to provide our children with the skills to both understand and use a wide range of vocabulary in both reading and writing lessons.
You can view and download our long term English plan here.