The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written language, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:
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Read easily, fluently and with good understanding
Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
Uuse discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
Competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate
"Create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs."
Our core value of respect ensures tolerance of those who have different faiths
and beliefs. Burscough Bridge Methodist Primary School enhances pupils'
understanding of different faiths