The teaching of English at Rugby Free Primary school is geared towards enabling each pupil to develop their learning by aspiring to be the best they can possibly be, achieve their goals and then challenging themselves even further.
The English curriculum aims to develop language skills in four different areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening. The school’s aim is that each child should achieve the highest level of performance which he or she is capable of in every aspect of English.
We believe in helping engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
At Rugby Free Primary School, we aim to inspire and empower our pupils by providing a language-rich environment that promotes a culture of communication, reading and writing and enables the development of skills through a range of creative and engaging approaches.
We ensure that our pupils are exposed to a wide range of age-appropriate literature, beginning in the Early Years Foundation Stage and continuing through Key Stages One and Two. At RFPS we teach specific reading skills through systematic phonics, guided and whole class reading lessons. In addition, all learning in English lessons is text driven and fuelled by “The Power of Reading”, in order to fully immerse our children and deepen learning experiences. Through this scheme and a wealth of other exposure to quality texts, we encourage children to develop a love for reading, which will not only support their learning across the curriculum, but also enrich their lives and improve wellbeing.