English at Wetherby-Pembridge is celebrated in all its glory as the most transferable discipline within the school curriculum.
We aim to foster a love of reading, writing and performing literature. Studying English develops children’s abilities to listen, speak, read and write for a wide range of purposes, using language to learn and communicate ideas, views and feelings. We encourage the students to talk with confidence and clarity, and we teach them how to listen and respond to others.
The syllabus enables the students to express themselves creatively and imaginatively, as they become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and drama, as well as non-fiction and media texts. Lessons will provide the students with knowledge about language and give them the opportunities to play with language in imaginative ways. We promote the benefits of a wide ranging vocabulary – for facilitating effective communication and for enriching self-expression.
The curriculum provides opportunities for speaking and listening, spelling, grammar, writing comprehension, cursive handwriting, reading and comprehension. Our aim is for all students to develop a love of reading and speaking and listening opportunities are provided throughout the year to ensure children can communicate confidently. These might include: debates, spelling competitions, presentations to parents and talks in weekly assemblies.