At Newburn Manor Primary School, we believe that English and communication are key life skills. Through our English curriculum, we will help children develop the skills and knowledge that will enable them to communicate effectively and creatively through spoken and written language and equip them with the skills to become lifelong learners.
English is at the heart of all children’s learning. It enables children both to communicate with others effectively for a variety of purposes and to examine their own and others’ experiences, feelings and ideas, giving these order and meaning.
We believe that reading is a life skill that every child should be entitled to have. Without the ability to read and decode text, so much is closed off to a child and later as an adult. We want not only to inspire children through books but also to nurture a love of reading to empower our children to become lifelong readers who can enjoy and appreciate literature in all of its rich variety. Books should not be seen as a chore to get through but as a gateway to other worlds, the opening up of our imaginations and a pathway to knowledge.
English is central to children’s intellectual, emotional and social development it has an essential role across the curriculum and helps pupils’ learning to be coherent and progressive.
At Newburn Manor we believe that the teaching of the English curriculum should be inclusive to all children, inspiring them through a variety of learning experiences, which will enable them to make good progress and leave us as responsible, happy citizens with hopefully, a love of reading.