At St John XXIII, our pupils will receive a stimulating and enriching experience in English, developing the skills necessary to master the English curriculum. In line with our Mission Statement ‘We aim for excellence with Christ at the center of all we think, do and say’, our children will leave St John XXIII being able to write with confidence and accuracy for a variety of purposes and audiences whilst developing their own individual flair.
Through the English curriculum, we will help children develop the skills and knowledge that will enable them to communicate effectively and creatively through spoken and written language and equip them with the skills to become lifelong learners. We want children to enjoy and appreciate a rich variety of literature. For this reason, we have carefully selected the texts in which we study across each half term as well as the wide range of literature displayed in each classroom.
We love to promote a love of writing and praise and celebrate the writing achievements made by all our children.
We strive to provide mastery opportunities throughout the teaching of writing. We believe that mastery is the ability to apply taught skills in a new context or situation. To deepen the children's knowledge and understanding of literature we select high quality texts and plan for longer running sessions to provide our children time to gain a deeper level of understanding. The children learn about the effect the written word can have on the reader by teaching them the inner monologue of a writer's mind. Through careful questioning that inspire deep debates and imaginative lessons that bring the written word to life, our children given that opportunity to acquire mastery in their writing. Here are a few components put in place across the school to promote a mastery in writing: