English

All Staff at Norwood have a strong commitment to helping all children succeed whatever their background or abilities. We aim for all children to become confident, critical readers and writers who have the capacity to express themselves through a variety of different literary activities.

Aims
Literate children should:

  • Read and write with confidence, fluency and understanding;
  • Be able to orchestrate a full range of reading cues (phonic, graphic, syntactic, contextual) to monitor their reading and correct their own mistakes;
  • Understand the sound and spelling system and use this to read and spell accurately;
  • Have fluent and legible handwriting;
  • Have an interest in words and their meanings and a growing vocabulary;
  • Know, understand and be able to write in a range of genres in fiction, non-fiction and poetry;
  • Understand and be familiar with some of the ways in which narratives are structured through basic literary ideas of setting, character and plot;
  • Plan, draft, revise and edit their own writing;
  • Have a suitable technical vocabulary through which to understand and discuss their reading and writing;
  • Be interested in books, read with enjoyment, evaluate and justify their preferences;
  • Develop their powers of imagination, inventiveness and critical thinking through a range of speaking, reading and writing activities;
  • Develop skills in listening.

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If you have any questions or comments about our English curriculum, please see Mrs Harris or Mrs Williams, English Subject Leaders.

World Book Week 2020

On Tuesday 3rd March, local author Mark Sanders came to visit our school with his Newfoundland dog, Cookie. Mark and Cookie delivered an assembly to the KS1 children and then took part in some question and answer sessions with each year group.

The following day, KS2 children had a visit from Jon Mayhew another local author. Jon delivered an assembly to promote reading for pleasure and discussed how a bad experience with a strict teacher put him off reading when he was in Year 5, but how he's now gone on to become an author. After an assembly, Jon delivered creative writing workshops in which the children created their own monsterous creature and started to write a story about it.

On World Book Day, KS1 children dressed to the theme 'Animals' and KS1 children to the theme 'Monsters and Mystery' to follow on from their author visits. During the day, the children completed activities based around their year group authors, a book exchange and of course lots of opportunities to read!  We also ran a reading competion 'Animals Love Reading Too!'. The competition involved the children reading to their pets or an animal. We then picked a KS1 and KS2 winner.

Pictures of our busy week reading can be seen at the bottom of the page.

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