English

Dear Subject Leader/Teacher/Teaching Assistant,

Welcome to the HEP Primary English home page. On this page, you will find a range of resources and information to support you if you are the subject leader for English at your school and/or a classroom teacher/teaching assistant looking for advice and guidance to support your lesson planning.

The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.

The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • Use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
  • Are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.

English SL Resource Pack April 2021

If you have used or know of any good resources to share with other subject leaders or teachers in Hounslow, please email them to Nikola Standing – n.standing@hounsloweducationpartnership.co.uk

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