We are passionate about learning and growing.
We care and collaborate together
We are ambitious, challenging ourselves to aim high
We enjoy life and every new opportunity
We have inquisitive minds and ask questions
We value and celebrate each other’s strengths and talents
We do our best and never give up
We love learning for life
English at Cloverlea
At Cloverlea, we recognise the importance of nurturing a culture where children take pride in their writing, can write clearly and accurately and adapt their language and style for a range of contexts.
We want to inspire children to be confident in the art of speaking and listening and who can use discussion to communicate and further their learning.
We believe that children need to develop a secure knowledge-base in English, which follows a clear pathway of progression as they advance through the primary curriculum. We believe that a secure basis in English skills is crucial to a high quality education and will give our children the tools they need to participate fully as a member of society.
Our English curriculum provides many purposeful opportunities for reading, writing and discussion. Teachers ensure that cross curricular links with topic work are woven into their teaching.
In addition to daily English lessons, the children at Cloverlea enjoy different enhancements such as weekly reading sessions with their reading buddy, visits from the local library and participation in competitions such as World Book Day or designing stories in a shoe box. The children also enjoyed a visit from a local poet, who inspired them with their reading and writing of poetry.
In Key Stage 1 we use the DfE Letters and Oxford Reading Tree scheme.
As a result, we have a community of enthusiastic readers and writers who enjoy showcasing their developing literacy knowledge and skills. They are confident to take risks in their reading and writing, and love to discuss and share their ideas. Our attainment at the end of EYFS, KS1 and KS2 is above Local and National average.
The above photographs show some of the enhancements of our English curriculum, namely;
Whole school visit from the poet Andy Tooze with our Year 3 and 4 children. KS2 World Book Day winners. Winning shoebox 'The Tiger Who Came to tea' designed by one of our Year 1 children. Our whole school display in the hall showing a range of books read in school.