The National Curriculum (2014) clearly states that teaching the English language is an essential, if not the most essential role of a primary school.
Teachers should develop pupils’ spoken language, reading, writing and vocabulary as integral aspects of the teaching of every subject. English is both a subject in its own right and the medium for teaching; for pupils, understanding the language provides access to the whole curriculum. Fluency in the English language is an essential foundation for success in all subjects.
At Dallas Road the teaching of English encompasses the following:
- Spoken Language (speaking and listening)
- Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation
The pages within this section of the website will explain how these aspects of English are taught, the ways in which learning can be supported at home and they will also aim to celebrate some of the great learning that takes place at Dallas Road.
Mr. Brown (English subject leader)