Throughout the year English as a subject, has remained a hugely important part of the daily timetable across all Key Stages.
Each class timetable offers weekly reading, writing and phonics sessions as well as regular opportunities for pupils to communicate, develop their play skills and socialise with the peers in their groups.
English skills continue to be taught both in these discrete lessons and imbedded within the curriculum across a multitude of exciting events and topics.
The Library continues to be monitored and books replenished when needed and it remains a well-used resource throughout the school.
We recently held a parent volunteer reading day as part of World Book Day celebrations and this was very well received. We continue to welcome new volunteer parent readers and are grateful to all those parents who regularly support reading development in school. .
Drama is also a timetabled lesson that classes use to promote and teach a variety of performance and speaking and listening skills within curriculum topics..
Handwriting will continue to be taught in a multitude of sensory ways in classes next year but will also be the focus of some further booster sessions across the school to promote increased fine motor control and support the development of formal writing..
We continue to offer pupils opportunities to be involved in theatre trips, with the Lower school enjoying a local performance of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ this year and Upper school pupils engaging in visits further afield. .
As English is such an adaptable subject, we are looking forward to some exciting joint projects involving other curriculum areas in the coming year.
Amwell View School and Specialist Sports College
Mrs J. S. Liversage B. ED., Dip., B. Phil. (MSI)