School Target 2020/21 = 96%
At Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary School we believe that a quality Literacy (English) curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion and ensure that they leave school fluent in the fundamentals of reading, writing, speaking and listening. High quality English should challenge as well as inspire in pupils a love of literature, a broad knowledge of literature and genres.
Our children come to school with different life experiences and levels of socio economic status staff ensure enrichment is as the heart of our curriculum. Enrichment opportunities include; visitors, experiences to improve learning and extend beyond the classroom to curriculum trips. Such trips allow children to gain hands on experiences giving them the opportunities to develop good language skills, which are applied back to learning.
As a school we understand the development of language is fundamental to our children in enabling them to access all other areas of the curriculum. Staff encourage precision in vocabulary modelling Standard-English throughout school and children work hard to reflect this. Enhancing vocabulary is embedded across English and all other subjects and teachers strive to provide opportunities where language development is promoted, utilising working walls and knowledge organiser with subject specific vocabulary enabling children to access all other areas of the curriculum with confidence.
We adopt a holistic approach to ‘reading for pleasure’. All staff model positive attitudes to reading and can reshape tasks to guide the children as readers. Children have access to quality texts and teaching to ensure that English is delivered in an engaging way tailored to the needs of all children in our classes. We aim for all children to reach their full potential through a literacy/topic based approach, when suitable, offering a broad and balanced curriculum.