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Our Intent for English at Foxhills Junior School

At Foxhills Junior School, our intent is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written language, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. Children will acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language in order to write clearly accurately and coherently for a wide variety of purposes. At Foxhills, they will experience opportunities to read widely and often from a rich and varied literary diet to develop a lifelong habit and love of reading, for both pleasure and information. As well as communicating through reading and writing, children’s spoken language skills are developed through discussion in order to learn, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate. Children will leave Foxhills with the necessary skills to communicate their ideas precisely and confidently in a wide range of media to a wide range of audiences.