Welcome to English at Gorsemoor
It is our belief, that the purpose of education is to provide young people with the knowledge and skills to prepare children for their diverse working lives, build character, teach knowledge for its own intrinsic value and ignite a love of learning. We believe that English is the bedrock of our curriculum. The ability to read unlocks a wealth of information across the whole curriculum and beyond, allowing our pupils to travel to far off places, discover endless fascinating facts and see the world from a different perspective. Writing enables them to communicate this knowledge and their own ideas, opinions and feelings. We aim to provide pupils with a rich bank of vocabulary and speaking and listening skills to enable them to express these thoughts and views considerately and effectively. At Gorsemoor Primary School, we strive to promote the relationship between reading and writing and encourage a life-long love of literature, which will continue to inspire them throughout their futures.
English: unlocking the voices of others; facilitating our own.
Through the Talk 4 Writing approach to teaching Writing, we aim to provide pupils with a rich bank of vocabulary and speaking and listening skills to enable them to express their thoughts and views considerately and effectively. We use a range of stimuli from well-known texts to visual literacy and cross-curricular links to inspire our children. As part of our Covid-19 response, pupils have continued to access Talk 4 Writing units via remote learning. On return to school, pupils have benefited from the familiar structure of writing lessons in order to consolidate prior learning and close identified gaps through carefully planned imitation and innovation of high quality models.
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