At St. Christopher’s we aim to develop pupils’ abilities within an integrated programme of Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing. Pupils will be given opportunities to develop their use, knowledge and understanding of spoken and written English within a broad and balanced curriculum with opportunities to consolidate and reinforce taught English skills.
Pupils at St. Christopher’s will leave Year 6:
The new English programme of study (2014) is based on 4 areas:
The new National Curriculum is divided into 3 stages:-key stage 1 (years 1 and 2), Lower key stage 2 (years 3 and 4) and upper key stage 2 (years 5 and 6).
By the end of each stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes in the relevant programme of study.
In the Foundation stage children are given opportunities to:
At Key Stage 1 children learn to speak confidently and listen to what others have to say. They learn to read and write independently and with enthusiasm. They learn to use language to explore their own experiences and imaginary worlds. Children are given opportunities to speak and listen throughout all subject areas.
At Key Stage 2 children learn to change the way they write to suit different situations, purposes and audiences. They read a range of texts and respond to different layers of meaning in them.
Weekly Writing Award
Every Friday, at St. Christopher's, we have two weekly awards assemblies - one for foundation stage and Key Stage One and the other for Key Stage Two. During these assemblies, one child from each class is presented with a star writer certificate and sticker. These certificates can be awarded for any writing completed throughout the week. It could be an exceptional piece of work, a fantastic attitude towards writing, continuing their learning at home, or for making great progress in lessons. Not only do the children receive a certificate, the winners also get to choose a prize out of the prize box. In addition, the winners each week have their photographs taken and these are displayed on our award display in the corridor. Well done to all of our winners so far and keep up the fantastic work, we are very proud of you all!