At St Sebastian's, we understand the importance of English in all aspects of education and in society. Children who learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are at an advantage when continuing their education and further beyond into the workplace and community.
We intend for our children to be effective communicators; attentive listeners; confident speakers; and grammatically accurate writers.
Our English curriculum offers a wide variety of opportunities to explore and practise both spoken and written language through Jane Considine's approach 'The Write Stuff'. The experience days and sentence stacking lessons provide pupils with the skills they require to successfully communicate their thoughts, ideas and emotions for a range of audiences and purposes. At the heart of this curriculum are high quality books and a range of stimuli, which have been selected by our leaders and teachers to inspire and engage children, whilst equipping them with the knowledge of the wider world. Alongside this, we use the Active Spelling scheme as this is a supportive, structured and progressive sequence of lessons.
Writing Statement of Intent
“English is the language of the future…the most important tool you’ll ever need, no matter what career you choose. You have the right to English. Make it your right!”