At Collis Primary School we believe that it is the right of every child to become a competent and confident user of the English language. We aim to deliver high quality teaching which takes different learning styles into account, and to support and encourage all children to achieve their full potential. We strive to cultivate a real enjoyment of reading and writing.
Our Literacy curriculum is guided mainly by the renewed literacy framework.
Statutory requirements for the teaching and learning of English are laid out in the National Curriculum English Document (2014) and in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2014).
Throughout the Foundation Stage (The Early Years), Key Stage One (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage Two (Years 3-6) children are given opportunities to speak, listen and represent their ideas through activities such as drama and role play. As they progress through the school children are encouraged to speak confidently and listen to what others have to say; and to change the way they speak to suit different situations, purposes and audiences. Pupils are encouraged to develop a capacity to explain their understanding of books and other reading, and to prepare their ideas before they write.