The teaching of English at St Helen’s is designed to instil in children a love of speaking and listening, reading and writing that will last them a lifetime. Giving pupils the key knowledge in English enables them to access material in all curriculum areas, and provides a foundation for their learning throughout their school career. To achieve this, teachers are focussed on making English interesting and exciting, engaging the pupils with the joy and wonder of books and piquing their imagination and creativity.
At St Helen’s, we view the teaching of English as a fundamental part of the holistic development of the child, fostering positive behaviours and attitudes toward learning, and providing key knowledge, to benefit pupils throughout their education and beyond. We value the importance of vocabulary and the importance of acquiring a wide range of vocabulary whether this is through our word of the month or appreciating our rich and varied literary heritage.
We strive for high expectations and encourage high standards of written work across all subject areas allowing children to aspire in all areas of the curriculum.