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English in Our Classrooms


On Working Walls you will see:

  • Vocabulary linked to the genre the children are studying
  • Examples of writing
  • Key features of the writing
  • Appropriate stem sentences.
  • Representations of current learning (concrete/pictorial/abstract).
  • Key vocabulary linked to the learning. 
  • Imagery to support the children's descriptions
  • Key grammar, punctuation and spelling features being studied.
  • Ideas around compostion and the effect our writing will have on the reader.

In English lessons you will see:

  • Well-planned lessons that are tailored to support the needs of all children.
  • Children engaged showing a passion for reading and writing.
  • Interactive and practical learning including reading, writing as well as oracy, debate and drama
  • A range of challenges to consolidate and extend learning.
  • Working walls that enable that enable learning and support discussion.
  • English vocabulary being used accurately and confidently where children can articulate their ideas and thought process.

English Journals:

  • Presentation and feedback policy is stuck inside the front cover.
  • Children follow their year group’s presentation expectations, for example, full date written, green pen for editing
  • Examples of reading, writing and grammar activities 
  • Green pen is used where children have edited or marked their learning (if applicable to year group).
  • Examples of where children have been challenged or extended is visible.