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Ferndown Middle School
Peter Grant Way Ferndown Dorset BH22 9UP


English is at the heart of our culture and literacy skills are crucial to children’s learning across all subjects. Without literacy, all other learning is impossible and today’s young people will enter an adult world where they will read and write more than at any other time in human history.

At Ferndown Middle School, we teach children mastery and enjoyment of their own language. Our pupils learn to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others; through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them.

The English classroom is a place where we can all be excited by literature and language and where imagination and creativity is nurtured. We want to instil pupils with a love of reading so they develop the habit of reading widely and often, for pleasure and information throughout their lives. After all, ‘There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.’ – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Age Related Expectations
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Year 8

Reading Lists
Year 5 & 6 Reading List
Year 7 & 8 Reading List

Supporting Literacy at Home
Spelling Matters Workshop
Helping with Spelling
Literacy Matters – Advice for Parents
Achieving the Year 6 Standard
Improving Writing
Improving Writing KS3
Library Loop – Autumn Term 2018

The Extra Mile Challenge
Each half term we will be challenging pupils to go ‘ the extra mile’ by handing in a piece of work which will challenge them to use their skills they have gained from your lessons and reading choices.

Extra effort will be rewarded and work displayed around the school to inspire others to challenge themselves!

Spring Term Extra Mile Challenge

Recent English News
We are proud of a broad and varied curriculum that gives all pupils the opportunity to succeed. Here is a flavour of some of the activities that form part of our regular schedule of events in English. Click on an event to find out more.

Author Joffre White Inspires Key Stage 3
Library Bookmark Competition
FMS Celebrate Roald Dahl’s Birthday
Visit from Ferndown and District U3A Writing Group

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