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At St Thomas’ CE VA Primary School, we believe that English education is fundamental to nurturing the holistic development of our students, reflecting the values upheld in our Church of England ethos. Our intent is to provide a rich and inclusive English curriculum that celebrates the diversity of language and literature while instilling a deep appreciation for the power of communication, empathy, and creativity.

Through our English curriculum, we aspire to:
– Foster a love for reading: We are committed to cultivating a reading culture where every child is inspired to explore diverse texts, develop fluency, and comprehend the deeper meanings embedded within literature. We aim to ignite curiosity, imagination, and a lifelong passion for reading.
– Develop confident communicators: We strive to equip our students with the essential skills to express themselves eloquently, listen attentively, and engage in meaningful dialogue. Through speaking and listening activities, we aim to nurture confidence, empathy, and respect for diverse perspectives.
-Nurture proficient writers: We aim to empower our students to become proficient writers who can articulate their thoughts, ideas, and emotions effectively. By providing opportunities for creative and persuasive writing, we encourage self-expression, critical thinking, and the development of a unique voice.
-Cultivate critical literacy skills: We are dedicated to fostering critical thinking skills that enable our students to analyse, evaluate, and interpret a wide range of texts critically. Through exploring various genres, themes, and contexts, we aim to develop discerning readers and writers who can navigate the complexities of the world with empathy and resilience.
-Embed Christian values: Grounded in our Church of England ethos, we integrate Christian values such as compassion, integrity, and stewardship into our English curriculum. We aim to inspire our students to use their language skills for the betterment of their communities and to uphold the principles of justice, equality, and love.

Through our tailored approach to English education, we endeavour to nurture well-rounded individuals who are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and values to thrive academically, socially, and spiritually in an ever-changing world.