Our primary aim at Wolverham is to increase children’s confidence, enjoyment and ability in writing and communication. We provide all children with depth, breadth and ambition in their learning – ensuring that our curriculum is well sequenced and building on knowledge and skills gained as children progress through school. We promote a love of writing whereby children want write spontaneously with enjoyment. We recognise the importance of nurturing a culture where children take pride in their writing, can clearly and accurately and adapt their language and style for a range of contexts. We strive for our children to develop a passion for English to aid them in later life and to enable them to become lifelong learners.
We believe that fluency in the English language is an essential foundation for success in all subjects and our teachers develop pupils’ spoken language, writing and vocabulary as integral aspects of the teaching of every subject.
Interwoven through all areas of the curriculum is a drive to support children as they develop confidence and fluency in using a varied vocabulary in a wide range of contexts; including ‘multi-contextual’ and subject specific vocabulary. This helps expand the vocabulary choices that are available to children when they write, and enable them to understand the meanings of words they meet in their reading across all subjects.
We use high quality resources such as Little Wandle Letters and Sounds and The Literacy Company's ‘Pathways to Write’ programme to structure the delivery of our curriculum.