PLANNING - DRAFT - EDIT - PUBLISH - WRITE - READ - COMPREHEND - INFERE
Look at what's happening in our learning...
Lots of us invited our adults into class to read with us - we loved this! We also came to school dressed as our favourite book character. Some of the Y6 children went to read with Y3, and some Y3 children went to read to our Reception friends at Airedale Infants! We had lots of 'book' fun!
We love books! We love dressing up! We love World Book Day!
Famous In This Field
Beatrix Potter - Author of Peter Rabbit and Other Tales
Born Helen Beatrix Potter on July 28, 1866, in London, England, Beatrix Potter is one of the most beloved children's authors of all time. She was the daughter of Rupert and Helen Potter, both of whom had artistic interests.
Her father trained as a lawyer, but he never actually practiced. Instead he devoted himself to photography and art. Her mother Helen was skilled at embroidery and water colours. Beatrix got to know several influential artists and writers through her parents, including painter John Everett Millais.
Potter, along with her young brother Bertram, developed an interest in nature and animals at an early age. The pair often roamed the countryside during family vacations to Scotland and England's Lake District. Potter demonstrated a talent for sketching as a child with animals being one of her favourite subjects. In the late 1870s, she began studying at the National Art Training School.
She loved to sketch animals and later invented stories about them. In 1902, Potter published The Tale of Peter Rabbit, which launched her career as a children's author. More than 20 other books for young audiences soon followed. Potter's tales of Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Benjamin Bunny and others have become children's classics. She died in 1943.
English Teaching at AJS
At Airedale Junior School, English is embedded into the whole curriculum. Through developing language and the written word, we equip children with the skills they need to confidently carry them along their learning journey.
We support the children to:
- Develop their reading and listening comprehension skills.
- Develop their understanding of and ability to write a wide range of text types including fiction, poetry and non-fiction texts.
- Develop a secure understanding of grammar and punctuation.
- Develop their ability to understand spelling rules and apply their spelling across the curriculum.
- Develop their handwriting skills with the aim that the majority of children will have a fluent and cursive writing style by Year 3.
- Develop their spoken language skills in order to speak confidently and appropriately in a range of contexts and to a range of audiences.