At Daven Primary School, we believe that Writing and communication are key life skills. Through the English curriculum, we will help children to develop the skills and knowledge that will enable them to communicate effectively and creatively through spoken and written language and equip them with the skills to become lifelong learners.
English is at the heart of all children's learning and crosses over to many curriculum areas. It enables children to communicate with others effectively for a variety of purposes and to examine their own and others' experiences, feelings and ideas, giving these order and meaning.
We aim for all of our children to be able to write independently in a variety of genres and for a range of purposes with fluency, accuracy and enjoyment. We believe children should understand that from an early age that their writing needs to be accurate, legible and clearly organised. It is our hope for them that they will enjoy writing, see the value of it and for them to leave us as confident, accomplished writers.
Our teaching is delivered through two different schemes; 'Literacy Counts' and 'Literacy Company'.
Literacy Counts have a passion for language and literacy and for improving outcomes for children in reading and writing. This is delivered through high quality literature and high quality teaching from the staff at Daven.
The Literacy Company share practical, effective and enjoyable strategies which enhance classroom teaching and inspire pupils.
Here are some of the texts we use throughout the school: