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The teaching of English at Westmorland focuses on providing high quality opportunities to develop spoken and written language. We aim to ensure that children are given opportunities for:

 

  • Multi-sensory approaches to learning texts and developing spoken language
  • Structured talk- in pairs, small groups and whole class
  • Learning stories and non-fiction texts
  • Drama and role play games and activities
  • Enjoyment of texts both for pleasure and information
  • Writing activities which are engaging and meaningful
  • Learning which is based around texts or high quality visual literacy
  • Cross curricular writing activities which develop children’s understanding of purpose and audience
  • Access to high quality texts and a reading environment which is inviting in every classroom
  • Rich literary experiences through ‘experts’ such as author, illustrator and poet visits
  • Opportunities to celebrate children’s achievements
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