'When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language.'
James Earl Jones
At Christ Church we value the importance of providing children with a language rich environment with strong focus on oracy, beginning in EYFS. The development of oracy from an early age is essential to ensuring success across the curriculum and key stages.
When our children leave our school, we expect them to be avid readers and writers, who read fluently and widely, and are able to express preferences and opinions about the texts that they read. We want them to read and write for pleasure, adapting their writing style to suit the audience.
English sits at the heart of our curriculum – it is through language, story and text that children learn to form concepts, connect ideas and express themselves. Through literacy, in all its forms, children learn to both make sense of the world and shape their place within it.
we place a strong emphasis on the teaching of phonics, reading and writing in the early years.