Chagford Primary School is determined that every pupil will be able to confidently communicate their knowledge, ideas and emotions through their writing and also read and write for pleasure regardless of their background, needs or abilities. The majority of pupils will make sufficient progress to meet or exceed age-related expectations. Teachers will choose high quality stories, poems, rhymes and non-fiction texts as models for their own writing and develop pupils’ vocabulary, understanding of grammar in context and familiarity with spelling patterns. We aim to inspire every child with a love of reading which will give them a firm foundation in their own reading and writing journey and which will support their learning across the curriculum and beyond.
The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and 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. The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils: