English lessons at Ellistown include a discrete reading lesson (see reading and phonics), a discrete grammar lesson and work centred around a class text linked to our themed curriculum (see curriulum maps by clicking here). During our lessons we learn how texts are structured; the skills needed to write an effective piece, as well as how to edit and improve our work. As well as daily spelling and handwriting sessions.
In EYFS and KS1 lessons incorporate the Story Telling Schools model where children learn to retell stories before innovating them and making them their own before moving on to the invention of new stories and non-fction pieces. As the children move through key stage 2 they begin to analyse text extracts and focus on specific language features and structure in order to write their own pieces linked to the class text. All of our english units are centred around a class text from a variety of genres and authors.
For further information regarding the organisation of our English Units please click on the links below to see our mapping documents:
Kandinsky & Matisse Classes Afternoon Walk
Today we went for a wet walk around Amazon to put up our poster that we designed to let people know NOT to leave their litter and NOT to feed the ducks with bread. We all had a really nice time even though it was rainning and there was lots of puddles. ...
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