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Teamwork - Respect - Aim High


English Intent 


At Gatcombe Park Primary School, we aim to develop children as readers, writers and linguists who demonstrate these characteristics:


  • Speak and write fluently, so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others with an increasingly confident command of the spoken and written word
  • Understand that speaking and listening go hand in hand, are equal in importance, and that throughout society, being able to communicate effectively as a speaker and a listener will support social, emotional, intellectual, cultural and spiritual development for all 
  • Read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • Read often and widely for both pleasure and information, knowing it will develop social, emotional, intellectual, cultural and spiritual awareness of themselves and others 
  • Be excited to broaden their vocabulary and take command of grammar and linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their use of language and style for a

range of contexts, purposes and audiences

  • Speak confidently when demonstrating to others and participating in debate, remembering that listening is always a key part of presentational and discursive speaking 
  • Use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly

their developing understanding and ideas