St John XXIII Catholic Primary School, 1 India Way, London, W12 7QT

Tel: 020 8743 9428 | Fax: 020 8749 7117 | Email: admin@stjohnxxiii.lbhf.sch.uk

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2015 Copyright St John XXIII Primary School  |  Website design by Kittle Visual Marketing

English

 

At St John XXIII we aim to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written language, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.

 

We aim to ensure that pupils

 

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
  • are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate

 

Pupils learn through rich drama and speaking and listening experiences, a clear and structured spelling, grammar and handwriting program and through weekly writing lessons with many opportunities for them to apply their learning through other subjects.