A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society; pupils, therefore, who do not learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are effectively disenfranchised.
At St Anne's, we support the aim for English expressed within the National Curriculum: 'to promote high standards of literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.'
English activities take place in every class each day, based on the new National Curriculum. Reading for enjoyment and information is approached with enthusiasm and the development of it is given high priority in school.
This underpins the development of reading and writing and is vital for pupils' development across all aspects of the school curriculum. We provide children with a wide range of opportunities to hear and use good quality vocabulary, focusing also on variety. Children are encouraged to ask questions, discuss in pairs and groups and to use conventions for discussion as well as debate. Opportunities for drama are sought throughout the curriculum as it is recognised that the skills that are developed through this medium are unique. All children are given opportunities to present their work to an audience; school productions and performances provide further opportunities for this.
Kids Spell (Create your own spelling lists & games) (KS1 & KS2)
Fun Brain (Maths, reading and spelling games) (KS1 & KS2)
Learning Games for Kids (Spelling and word games) (KS1 & KS2)
Eduplace.com (Levelled spelling and vocabulary games) (KS1 & KS2)
PrimaryGames.com (Spelling rules, incl. vowels, blends, plurals etc) (KS1 & KS2)
ICT Games.com (Look, cover, check game) (KS1 & KS2)
Manythings.org (Aimed at ESL students but includes useful spelling & vocabulary games) (KS2)
Spelling city (Vocabulary and spelling interactive activities, printable worksheets, games) (KS2)
KS2BBC Spellits (Spelling games) (KS2)