“To create avid and analytical readers who become thoughtful and effective writers.”
The purpose of education is to inspire all children to have an appreciation of the wider world and the future of its being. This should be based on a secure knowledge and understanding of what has already been explored, created and learnt, and how it has shaped historical events, today’s society and the questions we have posed for the future. With this admiration and awe, education then has the responsibility to challenge ideas and beliefs. This analytical and creative thinking will build well informed global citizens who will go on to have a positive impact on their local community and even future societies. Our Literacy Curriculum is the very foundation that this purpose of education can be placed upon.
We model and support our children to be confident speakers who can share their thoughts with clarity and great command of the English language, giving them the power to persuade, discuss, entertain or inform their listeners with success.
Sholing Junior School encourages a love of reading, giving our pupils access to “the best that has been thought and said,” no matter what their background. This includes establishing a fluency of reading and the skills to decode new and adventurous words and the meaning behind them. Our text-based curriculum challenges and inspires, unlocking our children’s understanding of the world around them, opening the minds of our curious pupils and allowing them to explore new worlds. They experience cultures that may not be a common feature in their everyday lives and challenge their perceptions of human behaviour.
By exploring a range of classic and modern texts as well as films, we aspire to develop an enjoyment for writing, giving our children an in depth appreciation and understanding of the relationship between the author and the reader. Learning enables them to recognise how the vocabulary, structure and composition of a piece of writing impacts on the reader. This knowledge gives them the freedom to express themselves with a clear voice and allows their writing to speak to its audience beyond just being words on a page, making their reader laugh, cry, think, imagine and hopefully, to be inspired themselves.
English at Sholing Juniors
In Writing our aims are to:
In Reading our aims are to: