Curriculum - English
The English curriculum is designed to offer children a language experience which integrates oral language, reading and writing. The English Curriculum notes that language is crucial in the learning process. Children learn about language, and they also learn through language.
Oral language is of particular importance throughout the curriculum, as it is central to the development of the child's general language ability. Talk and discussion are encouraged in every curriculum area.
The approach to reading presented in the English Curriculum is based on this integrated language experience. From the earliest years children should experience a print-rich environment in which they have ready access to books.
The ability to write clearly and expressively is developed through the process of writing.
By using a range of assessment tools, the teacher can monitor the children's progress in language development at every stage in order to identify difficulties as early as possible, and provide appropriate support.