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.
- 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
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.
English Events in School
4th October 2021 – National Libraries Week
7th October 2021 – National Poetry Day
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
Supersonic Phonic Friends!
3rd March 2022 – World Book Day