"The more you read, the more you know. The more you know, the more places you will go..." Dr Seuss
At Holme Slack, we believe that a quality English curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion. We intend to inspire an appreciation of our rich and varied literary heritage and for all of our children to read fluently and develop a habit of reading widely and often. We aim to expose our children to a wide range of vocabulary so that they are able to decipher new words and then use them in their writing and when speaking formally and informally. We strive to teach the children how important their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills will be in the real world and by giving this context to their learning, the children understand the value of English to them now and in their futures. We believe that a secure basis in literacy skills is crucial to a high quality education which will give our children the tools they need to participate fully as a member of society.
English Events 2019-2020
Take a look at some of our English events we have had in school so far!
-AUTHOR VISIT: SEAN PERKINS 'OSCAR AND BEN'
In February, we had a visit from Sean Perkins who is the author of 'Oscar and Ben'.
He visited all KS1 classes and held an assembly with our KS2 children about his journey to becoming an author and illustrator.
- YEAR 1 RECOUNT VISITORS
Year 1 invited their adults in to learn about their lives and then the children wrote a recount about their visit.
- MARY POPPINS
Year 6 shared the final copy of their Mary Poppins' chapter with Year 3 who were all very good listeners and asked lots of questions about our writing!
-THE BIG CHRISTMAS QUIZ!!
To celebrate the end of term, all classes held their own THE BIG CHRISTMAS QUIZ!! Parents and carers were invited to come and take part in a quiz based on a winter themed picture book. After all the excitement, we then completed a creative activity linked to the picture book. Below are the books we chose and a few pictures of what we got up to as well!
-Roald Dahl's Birthday!
For Roald Dahl's birthday, we celebrated by hiding 20 golden tickets around school for children to find. If they were lucky enough to find a ticket, they won one of his books! Take a look at some of our excited winners below!