Walk into an English lesson at Falcons School nd you never know what you could encounter: from a re-enactment of Romeo and Juliet in Year 6 to a poetry recital in Year 4; from making sandwiches and following instructions in Year 1 to typing up memoirs (based on ’Roald Dahl Boy’) in Year 5.
English at Falcons School is celebrated in all its glory as the most transferable discipline within the school curriculum- with annual poetry writing and recital competitions, and a spelling bee, there is something for everyone.
The study of English aims to foster a love of reading, writing and performing literature. Studying English develops children’s abilities to listen, speak, read and write for a wide range of purposes, using language to learn and communicate ideas, views and feelings. We encourage pupils to talk with confidence and clarity, and we teach them how to listen and respond to others with courtesy.
Through English we enable pupils to express themselves creatively and imaginatively, as they become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and drama, as well as nonfiction and media texts.
Here at Falcons School we also want to provide pupils with knowledge about language and give them the opportunities to play with language in imaginative ways. We unfailingly promote the benefits of a wide ranging vocabulary – for facilitating effective communication and for enriching self-expression.
As a school, we give pupils an insight into where their hard work will take them. A glimpse into a future in English is provided with visiting authors, illustrators and poets. Boys and girls are encouraged each day to be confident speakers and communicators. With this in mind, we provide ample opportunity to celebrate English in more practical terms. Pupils also enjoy theatre trips, give excellent poetry recitals, attend drama workshops and enter many competitions.
We encourage all pupils to pursue their passion for English every day.