Watermill School, Turnhurst Road,

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6JZ

School Tel: (01782) 883737   INSPIRE Tel: (01782) 883777

Executive Headteacher: Mr J May

English

Curriculum Statement

Reading and writing are celebrated and inclusive literacies utilised as a core component of the English curriculum here at Watermill School. The curriculum, where ever possible, is delivered in a cross curricular format; making meaningful links to the wider world. A creative use of ICT is a core feature of English within the school. Pupils use ICT to enhance and aid understanding across the curriculum.

At Watermill school we believe that successful teaching of reading should encourage children to use a variety of strategies in their pursuit of meaning, and that when planning the development of reading skills, individual needs must be taken into account. As a school we focus on the importance of laying firm foundations in this crucial area of the curriculum and apply a consistent and cross curricular approach to the teaching of reading. We promote a love of reading through daily story times and reading for pleasure sessions. Our pupils have access to a variety of high quality fiction, non-fiction and poetry books and resources within our lessons and in our school library. 

At Watermill school we know and understand our pupils. We have developed an English curriculum that encourages them to be enthusiastic and engaged. We provide learning experiences that allow the pupils to develop a range of fine motor, pre writing and writing skills. We believe that all pupils should be able to communicate their wants, knowledge, ideas and emotions in order to be a positive part of society now and in the future. We want them to be confident in exploring and learning about a variety of genres to gain a better understanding of the wider world.

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Curriculum Statement

Reading and writing are celebrated and inclusive literacies utilised as a core component of the English curriculum here at Watermill School. The curriculum, where ever possible, is delivered in a cross curricular format; making meaningful links to the wider world. A creative use of ICT is a core feature of English within the school. Pupils use ICT to enhance and aid understanding across the curriculum.

At Watermill school we believe that successful teaching of reading should encourage children to use a variety of strategies in their pursuit of meaning, and that when planning the development of reading skills, individual needs must be taken into account. As a school we focus on the importance of laying firm foundations in this crucial area of the curriculum and apply a consistent and cross curricular approach to the teaching of reading. We promote a love of reading through daily story times and reading for pleasure sessions. Our pupils have access to a variety of high quality fiction, non-fiction and poetry books and resources within our lessons and in our school library. 

At Watermill school we know and understand our pupils. We have developed an English curriculum that encourages them to be enthusiastic and engaged. We provide learning experiences that allow the pupils to develop a range of fine motor, pre writing and writing skills. We believe that all pupils should be able to communicate their wants, knowledge, ideas and emotions in order to be a positive part of society now and in the future. We want them to be confident in exploring and learning about a variety of genres to gain a better understanding of the wider world.