English

Learn Together, Achieve Together

English Mission Statement: Empowering children so their creative voice is heard.

Croft Academy believes in offering a quality curriculum for all children. The English Curriculum at Croft Academy is designed to help support children, so they can become effective, purposeful writers. We do this by ensuring children are regularly exposed to a range of rich literature, as this will help our pupils to appreciate varying perspectives of the wider world books can offer; which helps to unlock imaginative thinking. 

English learning journeys are carefully planned and we are proud of our text rich curriculum. Learning journeys are engaging for children and take them beyond the everyday, as books are thoughtfully selected by class teachers and teaching assistants so they reflect our pupils' growing interests. Lessons help broaden our pupils' horizons by exploring:

  • Stories from a range of cultures and backgrounds ,which are representative of the diverse backgrounds children come from. Through this pupils appreciate the beauty in crafted work.
  • Writing for impact, which helps to unlock our pupils' cultural capital and helps them recognise how their writing holds a purpose. Lessons help support children to represent their opinions as well as thoughts and enables them to create their own narratives, where their unique voice is heard and respected. 

Culture                                                                       Respect                                           Stories                                             Fascination                            Love for literature

Below are a selection of books that explore a range of themes, such as; crime and punishment, luck, home, friendship and fear.

Read to Succeed at Croft Academy

At Croft Academy, we are passionate about reading, therefore we ensure that regular reading lessons take place consistently. Read to Succeed is the name given to our reading lesson, as we believe success is built on the foundation of good reading. Not only does reading have the power to unlock imaginations, it is also an incredible tool in developing knowledge of the wider world. A variety of books (non-fiction and fiction) are available in class reading corners and new releases are ordered to maintain the growing interests of our pupils. Below is an overview of how we cater to the learning needs of our pupils.