English at Goldington Green Academy
Through our English curriculum, we aim to inspire all children to communicate confidently, to be discerning and passionate readers and able to create their own views with eloquence and depth; becoming masters of language, and creators of thought provoking and captivating texts.
We cover all aspects of the National Curriculum in Years 1 -6, and the Early Learning Goals in Early Years. We ensure children develop high levels of phonics skills; grammar, spelling and punctuation fluency, alongside neat cursive handwriting.
All of these skills ensure our pupils achieve high levels of reading, writing, oracy and communication.
By covering a wide variety of genres including fiction, non-fiction, poetry and play scripts, we seek to develop a love of reading and writing, both for learning and for pleasure.
We follow the 'Letters and Sounds' approach to teaching phonics and use 'Jelly and Bean' as our initial reading scheme. As children become confident they also read Oxford Reading Scheme books.