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 Long Term Overview
Year 6 Long Term Overview
Year 7 Long Term Overview
Year 8 Long Term Overview
Accelerated Reader – Titles by Colour
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 KS3
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|