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St Aldhelm’s English Curriculum Intent

For St Aldhelm’s children to be immersed in a well-sequenced programme for developing reading, writing and speaking and listening, that facilitates learners’ ability to remember what they have been taught and apply their knowledge and skills in a range of contexts. 

  • Create children who believe they are readers and are confident and skilful to do so, through high quality systematic synthetics phonics and comprehension teaching, and the promotion of reading as an enjoyable and rewarding habit, encouraging children to read widely from a range of genre and offering a challenge for all children at all levels. 

  • Form accurate writers through a focus on precision and practice of core skills enabling all children to progress in spelling, punctuation, grammar and handwriting. 

  • Nurture and develop creativity in writing enabling children to confidently plan, write and edit coherent pieces of writing for a range of audiences and purposes  

Speaking and listening underpins all we do at St Aldhelm’s in reading and writing. Dialogue and discussion is at the heart of our approach.