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English

sherington-DSC_9946At Sherington we aim to promote a love of English; it is placed at the heart of all we do and underpins our entire curriculum. Using high quality texts as a basis for learning really engages the children and helps to develop quality writing as well as stimulating learning in other areas of the curriculum. The modelling of reading teaches pupils to develop reading habits that improve their imagination, language and communication skills.  By the time pupils leave us they will have read many books by significant authors such as: Mick Inkpen, Julia Donaldson, David Almond, Oliver Jeffers, Michael Morpurgo, Anthony Browne, Shakespeare and Malorie Blackman.If reading is our starting point, the next stage is concerned with mastering the skills of spelling, handwriting and grammar. Pupils are then able to aspire to the writing which they have experienced, having been offered plenty of opportunities to rehearse their skills. The teaching and learning of English is fundamental to the holistic development of our children, and as such, takes place as an integral part of every child’s daily experiences.

 

The Sherington curriculum for English ensures that pupils:

  • Use discussion in order to learn
  • Read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • Become confident speakers, present information to an audience and participate in debate
  • Write clearly, articulately and coherently, adapting style and language for a variety of purposes
  • Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions
  • Appreciate our rich and varied literary history and be able to make well informed comments about texts and compare texts they have read

 


 
World Book Day 2018: Thursday 1st March

 

This year, our chosen book is Blue Planet II.

 

With Blue Planet II being so popular at the moment, we thought it would be a great idea to mix things up and take full advantage of such an amazing book being published about the oceans surrounding us. It also gives us chance to explore non-fiction, showing to our children that reading does not only have to be that of story books.

 

From ambush hunters such as the carnivorous bobbit worm to cuttlefish mesmerising their prey with a pulsating light display, Blue Planet II reveals the never-before-seen secrets of the ocean. With over 200 breath-taking photographs from the BBC Natural History Unit’s spectacular footage, each chapter of Blue Planet II brings to life a different habitat of the oceanic world. A final chapter explores the science and technology of the Ocean enterprise – not only how they were able to capture these amazing stories on film, but what the future holds for marine life based on these discoveries.

 

Check out some of the fantastic scenes:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04tjbtx/clips

 


 

World Book Day 2017
Biscuit Bear – by Mini Grey

 

 

World Book Day 2016
Toys in Space – by Mini Grey

 

 

World Book Day 2015
On Tuesday 15th September 2015, Children’s Author Mac Barnett came to our school to talk to children from Sherington and Invicta about his books, being an author and the process of writing a story and getting it edited, illustrated and published. He read one of his short picture books, and discussed the content with the children. As well as reading an excerpt from another book, The Terrible Two.