At Pluckley Church of England Primary School, we recognise that English has a pre-eminent place in education and society, and that the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society.

An important aspect of learning to write well is learning how to use grammar, punctuation and spelling correctly. We teach grammar, punctuation and spelling as their own subjects and within our Literacy lessons to ensure that the children are confident. We then embed this learning throughout the topic in other subjects.

Through engaging lessons, we aim to foster a love of literacy and language and an enjoyment of learning, our focus is that pupil’s writing should be cross-curricular and based on the topic being covered. We challenge children of all abilities and ensure they make good progress in all areas of the Curriculum. They are encouraged to have a growth mind-set and to develop the skills of perseverance and resilience. Through our creative curriculum, pupils are given a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. We celebrate children’s hard work and effort, as well as their success. They are encouraged to revisit their work, making changes and developing their ideas to ensure they achieve their best.

Our goal is for our children to have a strong command of both the written and spoken word, underpinned by an appreciation of our literary heritage.