The study of English develops children’s ability to listen, speak, read and write for a wide range of different purposes, including the communication of their ideas, views and feelings. Children become empowered to interpret the world around them and to make sense of their experiences; in this sense, English is a tool for both our thinking and learning. Children are enabled to express themselves creatively and imaginatively as they become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and drama as well as of a range of non-fiction. Children gain an understanding of how language works by looking at its patterns, structures and origins; ensuring that they are at the heart of the learning experience.
A webinar with Liz Pichon - Believe and Achieve
This morning our Year 5 took part in a webinar with the author and illustrator, Liz Pichon. They found out about what inspires her stories, as well as who inspired her to want to be an author.
Here are some of what Class 5 thought about the session:
Lilly: 'I'm inspired to draw my own characters when I get home.'
Jessica: 'I like how creative she is!'
Gracie: 'I liked that she believed in herself to achieve her goals of being an author, despite being dyslexic, she has achieved her goal. Even though it took her until she was in her 40s.'
Jack and Ethan both liked that her drawings were simple, and done in pen or pencil, that no colour was needed.
Marcus Rashford Book Club!