Our learning intent
At St James' Catholic Primary School, we understand that a high standard of English is a key life skill, and we aim to equip pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word. Through the English curriculum, we will help children develop the skills and knowledge needed to communicate effectively and creatively, enabling them to access all areas of the curriculum and become lifelong learners. We promote the importance of reading for pleasure, and the key role this plays in children’s cultural, emotional, intellectual and social development. We place quality children’s literature at the heart of our English curriculum, and strive to develop children’s love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.
Our English curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”
― JK Rowling,
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
― Dr. Seuss,