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 aim to teach children the craft of writing, in order to develop in them the confidence and skills to write well for a range of purposes and audiences. The specific teaching of grammar and writing composition are embedded throughout our English curriculum and taught in a systematic way, ensuring regular opportunities to practice, apply and revisit skills so that our children are able to master these.
We use “No Nonsense Spelling” and the Nelson Handwriting Scheme in order to teach spellings and handwriting consistently and systematically across school. We recognise that literacy skills should be regularly applied in every subject area and that, where appropriate, English teaching should be linked to work in other areas of the curriculum, especially our topic learning. This allows for further application of skills and reinforcement of learning within a contextual setting.
We use assessment for learning effectively in order to identify gaps in learning for specific pupils and then plan teaching to target and address these. We strive to ensure that no pupil falls behind, and when this does occur, a range of supportive measures and interventions are put into place as soon as possible in order to meet the needs of that learner, ensuring that the impact of these are closely monitored.