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English

At Sedbergh Primary School, we strive to produce children who are fully literate and articulate and are prepared for their secondary education and beyond.  Through engaging lessons, we aim to foster a love of literature, language, and an enjoyment for learning.  We challenge children of all abilities and ensure they make good progress in all areas of the English National Curriculum. 

Aims 

  • To develop the children’s ability to speak clearly and audibly and to take account of their listeners 
  • To use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their ideas and understanding 
  • To develop enthusiastic readers who gain pleasure and understanding from the written word 
  • To acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language 
  • To appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage 
  • To write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences 
  • To develop a fluent, legible handwriting style, with high expectations for presentation 
  • To ensure that every child enjoys exciting, stimulating English lessons and exceeds their full potential. 
  • To provide a rich literacy environment  
An overview of texts and genres covered has been set out to ensure that the pupils of Sedbergh Primary School receive a broad and balanced English curriculum.  Progression is ensured by teaching the yearly objectives set out in the English National Curriculum. Please see the curriculum maps on class pages for more information.

Visits from authors and poets are periodically organised, as well as yearly World Book Day, National Poetry Day, Library Bus and Spellbinding Book Club events.  All to enrich the literacy experience for the children of Sedbergh Primary School. 

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English Events in School

4th October 2021 – National Libraries Week
Reception were due to visit the local library this week but unfortunately, due to restrictions, we were unable to go. However, we did make the most of using our school library and found some very interesting and fun books to look at together. We also shared the story ‘Detective Dog’ (which we loved) and learnt all about how to get a library card.
7th October 2021 – National Poetry Day 
On Friday 8th October, the whole school came together to celebrate national poetry day. All the classes had prepared a poetry performance to demonstrate what they had been learning in class. 
24th November 2021 – No Pens Day Wednesday

On 24th November, Sedbergh Primary took part in I CAN’s No Pens Day Wednesday. Speaking and understanding are vital skills for learning and life. So, we put down our pens and dedicated the day to activities that allow pupils to practise these skills. 

31st Jan – 5th Feb 2022 – National Storytelling Week
To celebrate National Storytelling Week, we held a special assembly to showcase some of the excellent stories that we read/ learn about in school. Each class performed or retold their favourite story. We shared some amazing work that had been done around each story and enjoyed listening to some new stories read aloud by our teachers and each other.
Supersonic Phonic Friends!
We were lucky enough to have Anna Lucas, from Supersonic Phonic Friends, come and work with us for the day. Both children and staff enjoyed taking part in her brilliant phonic lessons and we cannot wait to get started with our fantastic new phonic scheme right through school…
3rd March 2022 – World Book Day
We had so much fun for World Book Day this year! We watched Matilda and Friends live streamed from the Cambridge Theatre London, we took part in a Sponsored Read/ Listen (where we raised over £1000 to spend on new books!), we dressed up as our favourite book characters and we took part in lots of fun book activities in our own classes.

21st March 2022 – World Poetry Day
To celebrate World Poetry Day, a local poet came into school to work with all classes. Clare Shaw shared her own poems as well as working with the children to write their own. The children created some amazing pieces of work and loved the funny and engaging workshops. (We think lots of our Mums will have enjoyed receiving their poems on Mother’s Day too!)
13 May 2022 – Simon Hunt
We were very lucky to have a visit from the author of ‘Delilah Rose, the Bogey Princess.’ Simon Hunt came into school and worked with all children from nursery to year 6, talking about his book and giving some tips and advice on how to become an author. He was very funny and we all had a great day!
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