Reading expands minds, knowledge and opportunities
The English language is an ever evolving piece of art that can open doors.
- Our aim is to ensure that all learners have experienced a wide range of high quality reading material
- To promote reading, writing and high-quality literature
- To derive an English curriculum which is sequences to develop the acquisition of knowledge and skills.
At Reach the aim is to enrich students through a range of fiction and non-fiction texts which inspire learners and enable them to learn about the world around us. We aim to meet the needs of a rapidly-changing world through personalised learning.
Students receive 4 lessons a week; two language lessons and two for literature. More time is given to English on the timetable as it supports and underpins the curriculum as a whole.
Fiction unlocks student creativity and they are introduced to worlds and characters that are new and intriguing. Sometimes they read about scenarios that they can identify with and realise that they aren’t alone.
Non-fiction opens their minds to current affairs and helps discuss any issues that concern them. Learners are able to question and debate their ideas on topics.
They will develop a rich vocabulary which will deepen their understanding of the power of speech and language making them better equipped to articulate what they truly want to say.
Literature helps students learn about historical events and life for those from different eras, societies and religions. Thusly, students are able to understand the impact that history has had on the society today and help broaden their understanding of the world today and how things have developed over time.
The skills they learn in English will help develop their reading and writing skills, but more importantly, make them better communicators – a skill for life!