At Kerem school the English curriculum strives to foster a love of language and literature while equipping students with essential communication and thinking skills. Pupils are taught to read, write and speak with confidence, fluency and understanding.
Reading is taught initially through phonics. At Kerem School, we use the Essential Letters and Sounds programme which allows us to teach all children to read fluently and at speed.
Reading is also taught through guided reading and text studies. The reading curriculum is designed to expose them to a wide range of text types. Through this they develop a love of reading, and a desire to read for pleasure, as well as allowing them to analyse literature for deeper understanding.
Children learn to write in a variety of styles and forms. They take an interest in words and their meanings; developing a growing vocabulary in spoken and written forms. Children experiment with literary devices and begin to develop their own unique voice in writing. We nurture a culture where children take pride in their writing, can write clearly, imaginatively and accurately and adapt their language and style for a range of contexts.