Linthwaite Ardron CE (VA) Junior and Infant School

'Through Christian values we support, help, inspire, nurture and encourage all individuals to SHINE and reach their potential'

Church Ln, Linthwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5TA

01484 845544

office.linthardron@kirkleeseducation.uk

ENGLISH

 What we are Working on in English at Linthwaite Ardron CE

As part of our school improvement plan we are working on English across the curriculum, with a focus on specific aspects such as;

  • securing phonic knowledge in all our children, enabling them to read age-appropriate texts with fluency and understanding
  • improving outcomes in English, so that we are in line, or better, than attainment nationally and so that our children are prepared for their next steps or stage of learning
  • developing a system for remote learning where learning and assessment of pupil progress leads to continued progression when children are not in school

 Why are these our priorities?

  • Phonics –in 2018/2019, the Year One data showed results that were above Kirklees and national averages for the last 3 years, but a declining 3 year trend. Monitoring the impact of initiatives introduced to reverse this trend has been a priority, but this remains an area for continued development.
  • As the foundation for success across the wider curriculum, developing English skills will continue to be our priority across school and across the curriculum.
  • Key Stage Two – In 2018/2019, despite average progress in reading, writing and maths, attainment fell into the lowest quartile of schools. Pupils achieving R, W and M and pupils achieving the higher standard of R, W and M were also well below national standards. In 2019/ 2020, KS2 teacher assessment and regular monitoring showed significant improvement, but KS2 pupil attainment remains an area for continued development.
  • Key Stage One – In 2018/2019 data was consistent with LA. Maths was identified as a strength and writing, although in line with Kirklees, was the area identified for continued development. There has been a keen focus on tracking pupils so that they achieve expected levels in R, W and M and remains an area of continued development.
  •  Remote learning needs to facilitate individual or whole class effective learning when children are unable to be at school in response to national concerns  

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Year Five Figurative language

 As well as being super scientists in their 'Earth and Space' topic, Year Five have been using figurative language to creatively write some 'out of this world' poems about the moon. Using similes, metaphors, alliteration and personification, they have really conjured up some emotive images involving goddesses, wolves and motherhood to name just a few. 'One giant step' for their progress in writing; we are 'over the Moon' with these!

English at linthwaite Ardron CE

National Poetry Competition Winner

We have a winning poet in our school! Congratulations to Kiki, winner of a national poetry competition organised by the Premier League and Primary All Stars earlier this summer.

Year Five all entered the poetry competition, on the theme of ambition using poet  Karl Nova's poem 'Ambition' as their inspiration. Kiki's poem impressed the judges so much that she won the Yorkshire and North of England region and her winning poem, on the theme of the environment, will be published in a book later in the year. She also received a fabulous goody bag of books and stationary from the Premier League.

Year Five Informal Letter Writing

 Year Five read the classic story 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty, based on the real-life orphan Jim Jarvis, the penniless street child who inspired Dr Barnardo to form his charity.

In this writing they have written letters from the workhouse as Jim, begging to be rescued from the hell-hole. They are moving and emotive pieces of writing, please do have a read!

  

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