At Charles Darwin we believe that a quality Literacy (English) curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion. We aim to inspire an appreciation of our rich and varied literary heritage and a habit of reading widely and often. We recognise the importance of nurturing a culture where children take pride in their writing, can write clearly and accurately and adapt their language and style for a range of contexts. We want to inspire children to be confident in the art of speaking and listening and who can use discussion to communicate and further their learning.
We believe that children need to develop a secure knowledge-base in Literacy, which follows a clear pathway of progression as they advance through the primary curriculum. We believe that a secure basis in literacy skills is crucial to a high quality education and will give our children the tools they need to participate fully as a member of society.
English is a strength at Charles Darwin with outcomes for children strong at each phase.
Phonics, reading and writing have a high profile throughout the school with the physical environment both celebrating and promoting excellence for all. Our children are confident and resilient learners who are happy to talk about their love of reading and books across all genres and their pride in their writing.