At South Harringay we equip our children with essential language and literacy skills through an inclusive and engaging curriculum that enables them to communicate their ideas and emotions fluently to others, and through their reading and listening, enables others to communicate with them.
We encourage children to develop a love for reading through the use of carefully selected class texts; daily whole class reading which challenges them to apply their reading skills in depth and enjoy real books; weekly guided reading sessions that target individual skills; and celebrations, such as, weekly reading champions, along with other events, like World Book Day. Literature plays a key role in supporting our pupils to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually and acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know.
We aim 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.
At South Harringay pupils and teachers use our own assessment criteria developed in line with the National Curriculum requirements to self, peer and teacher assess in writing and reading as they move through each stage of their learning journey.
Furthermore, termly Rising Star assessment tests are undertaken for Reading.
Our children regularly use technology to support their learning in English. You can see some examples below: