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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

English

Welcome to English at Chesswood

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Reading and writing, speaking and listening are life skills. It is through language that we explore, organise and make sense of our experiences. The way children understand and use language is crucial to their social and academic development and will affect all aspects of their life - at home, at school and in the wider world. No other area is as truly cross-curricular as language.

With this in mind, English is developed through reading, writing, speaking and listening, both across the curriculum and as a subject in its own right, ensuring there is opportunity to demonstrate high level literacy across all subjects. Developing language skills in a wide variety of situations with a diversity of audiences is the cornerstone upon which our English teaching is based. Our aim is to produce experienced and confident communicators: children who are able to sensitively select the most appropriate and effective means of communication from a wide variety of knowledge, skills, styles and techniques. At Chesswood, we aim to catch children's enthusiasm, engage their curiosity and use it in their understanding of the English language.