• social facebook box blue 64 social twitter box blue 64 instgram youtube 200x200-small-square
  • 1

English

english.gif
Communication is central to a child's development and very important in helping them make sense of their world.
We encourage speaking and listening in a variety of situations to develop children's competence and confidence.

  • This happens in a variety of situations for example through drama, play and all other areas of the curriculum.
  • To support this the school follows the National Literacy Strategy at key stages 1, 2 and 3, and we are resourced to follow the programmes of study for key stage 4.
  • All sites have wellstocked libraries in addition to book trolleys on the wards whereby children and young adults have easy access to a broad range of age appropriate reading materials.
  • All children across the school have access to language both through the Literacy Hour and other curriculum subjects. We use a wide range of fiction and information texts.
  • We celebrate children's writing across the school on our writing blog: WRITERS' INK


How we support children with English as an additional language

  • We encourage all pupils to speak, write and become fluent in English. In this way they have access to all subjects in the National Curriculum and enjoy more fully the many outings and art and music based activities on offer.
  • There is a wide range of visual, aural and general activities for children for whom English is an additional language.
  • An EAL teacher specialises in programmes geared to individual pupils. The programme covers all levels from beginner to advanced, across the Primary and Secondary curriculum.
  • Computer programmes, CDs, tapes, Internet sites, and Video Conferencing have proved to be great incentives. Whole family involvement is encouraged.
  • Using recording and laptop based writing, pupils progress at their own pace.
  • Among the staff a variety of languages are spoken from Irish to Hindi.

Poetry

  • Poetry encourages students to express and clarify feelings and thoughts new and old through the creation of poems, using rhythm and metaphor.
  • We work with The Fire Poet, a professional poet-performer who brings written words dramatically to life.
  • Students are inspired to write with real freedom, confidence and fearlessness, and often want to share what they've created.
  • Finished poems are often featured and championed on the school website.

English work produced by our students

Dinovember

Dinovember

In the primary classroom we have started 'Dinovember' to inspire writing. Check our writing blog to see our work - writersink.cchs.org.uk

Read more

Smile by Hadisa

It's always lovely to see our old students when they come back to visit us. Hadisa, who came to us originally via the charity Facing the World, came to see...

Read more

Mission Termly - a newsletter by the Bl…

Mission Termly -  a newsletter by the Blue Group

Checkout "Mission Termly", a newsletter created by students in the Blue Group.

Read more

Fly fly in a stormy day

Fly fly in a stormy day

Read Aqsa's poem "Fly fly in a stormy day" and many more wonderful pieces of writing on our Writers' Ink blog.

Read more

New posts on our Writers' Ink blog

New posts on our Writers' Ink blog

Take a look at the latest posts on our writing blog Writers’ Ink which celebrates children’s writing across our school. http://writersink.cchs.org.uk/  

Read more

Chick Poetry

Chick Poetry

Chidera, Sarah and Zeynep were inspired by the chicks to write poetry - take a read!

Read more

Jim - Lad and Matilda

Jim - Lad and Matilda

Harry created this wonderful comic strip called 'Jim - Lad and Matilda'. Take a look!

Read more

World Book Day at the Brompton

World Book Day at the Brompton

Staff and pupils at RBH took part in World Book Day by writing book reviews and quotes from their favourite books. Pupils dyed t-shirts, ribbons and made hair-grips to create...

Read more

Poems with Philip

Poems with Philip

Our students worked with Philip Wells, aka The Fire Poet, to write these amazing poems. Take a read!

Read more

A poem inspired by an Otto Dix painting …

A poem inspired by an Otto Dix painting ‘German Soldiers'

A lovely poem by Daniel inspired by an Otto Dix painting ‘German Soldiers

Read more

EU e-Privacy Directive

This website uses cookies to manage authentication, navigation, and other functions. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

View Privacy Policy

View e-Privacy Directive Documents

You have declined cookies. This decision can be reversed.

You have allowed cookies to be placed on your computer. This decision can be reversed.

script>