We love English lessons at Elms Farm School
English is an essential subject at school to enable pupils to leave as successful readers & writers. These are key life skills which will enable our pupils to succeed beyond their primary school life.
We base on English lessons on the Cornerstones curriculum to provide a context to learning. We have a wide range of texts which are closely matched to our Topic curriculum and explored in whole class reading lessons.
We have high expectations for our young writers, providing them with the opportunity to master writing across a range of genres. Where possible, we enhance our English curriculum through The Arts, using drama and speaking & listening to support the development of ideas, exploration of vocabulary and understanding of grammatical structure.
Our staff work hard to continuously improve our English lessons. This academic year, we have a strong focus on the development of Reading. By working closely with a network school, we have transformed our reading sessions to incorporate the use of 'whole class reading sessions'.