Welcome to the English section of the Curriculum.
We take pride in our handwriting, content and written presentation throughout the school year. Our English, science and cross curricular books reflect this hard work. As of January 2019 we are following the Cornerstones Curriculum. We have one book in which we write using a cross curricular apporach.
The cross curricular themes provide the children with writing opportunites for all genres. Each class has high quality displays and a working wall. RE is recorded in a seperate book.
From EYFS through to Year 6, children are using grammar, punctuation and spelling strategies to help with their writing. Phonics is taught through Letters and Sounds, Phonic Play and Jolly Phonics. We supplement teaching this with Espresso, Sumdog and online activities. Children are taught in Phase grops according to ability.
Reading is taught through the Oxford Reading Tree scheme, supplemented by additional schemes. Guided, shared and whole class texts promote and encourage pupils to have a love of books - both fiction and non-fiction. We celebrate World Book Day every other year.
Spoken language is given a high priority in our school. we encourage the children to use correct language and grammar. Along side speaking, listening is equally important. We work together to model and promote both literacy skills. Drama and role play across the school is a fun way to develop speaking and listening. A trip to the EYFS classroom is a great place to start.
For more information about our English focus for the year ahead please see the School's Development Plan (SDP).
Whole School Text and Display
Each year we choose a text or event around which to focus our writing. This is then collated to form a whole school display where the children, staff, parents and visitors can enjoy the published work. PLease take a look at the photos below that illustrate these topics.
Summer 2013 - We celebrated the Queen's Golden Jubliee - 50 Years as Queen
Autumn 2013 - Our book focus was 'Where My Wellies Take Me' written by Michael Morpurgo
November 2014 - We remembered World War 1 - Centenary Event
Summer 2015 - We used a cross curricular approach themed 'Sutton Green Explorers'
November 2015 - Our book focus was 'Story of life' learning about how the World began
September 2016 - Our Great Britons - information writing and research, Year 5/6 The Battle of Jutland
September 2017 - We're going on a Bear Hunt - A narrative and non-fiction focus around bears
Autumn 2017 - Revamp of the library. Each class focussed on a book and worked cross curricularly mixing English, Art and DT.
Summer 2018 - Water with a focus on a current environmental issue, plastic pollution. Each class focused on a text themed around water to produce a variety of different genres including poetry, letters and non-chronological reports to name but a few.