English lessons at Ellistown include a discrete reading lesson (see reading and phonics), a discrete grammar lesson and work centred around a class text linked to our themed curriculum (see curriulum maps by clicking here). During our lessons we learn how texts are structured; the skills needed to write an effective piece, as well as how to edit and improve our work. As well as daily spelling and handwriting sessions.
In EYFS and KS1 lessons incorporate the Story Telling Schools model where children learn to retell stories before innovating them and making them their own before moving on to the invention of new stories and non-fction pieces. As the children move through key stage 2 they begin to analyse text extracts and focus on specific language features and structure in order to write their own pieces linked to the class text. All of our english units are centred around a class text from a variety of genres and authors.
For further information regarding the organisation of our English Units please click on the links below to see our mapping documents:
Moore & Chagall Classes Marvelous Moments
Moore & Chagall Classes Marvelous Moments Moore and Chagall pitched our cleaning products to Neil at Amazon! We all did an amazing job using persuasive language and techniques to pitch our products. It was a tough call but the winner from Year 5 was “Splash Destroyer” who won over Neil w...
Year 5 & 6 Tag Rugby
Year 5 & 6 Tag Rugby On Thursday 4th October some of our year 5 and 6 pupils went to Coalville Rugby club to join in with a tag rugby tournement. They all played extremly well with great sportmenship and came 3 in the tournement. WELL DONE TEAM! ...
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