English Vision Statement
‘If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it!’ (Toni Morrison)
At St. Johns we value our English Curriculum as a set of fundamental skills that enable our children to share their creativity, curiosity, ideas and emotions in a range of different ways. We believe our English Curriculum enables children to access all of their learning and therefore opens doors to rich and purposeful opportunities throughout school and into their adult lives.
Our ethos is to ensure we provide a high-quality English curriculum that 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.
Literature plays, we believe, a key role in children’s development. It allows them to both acquire knowledge and build on what they know. At St John’s we promote a love for reading and believe it provides children with a greater knowledge of the wider world, both real and imaginary.