What does English look like at Great Missenden?
We use a range of discussion, performance, writing and reading activities to develop our students literary, linguistic and language skills. We offer students opportunities to develop their ability to:
read easily, fluently and with good understanding
develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
become competent in the arts of speaking and listening, using drama to further understanding and literary depth.
Year 3 Alice in Wonderland - September 2018
During English lessons, Year 3 performed a 'Whoosh' to understand the story of Alice in Wonderland. They acted it out, but did not know which part they would play. Mr Sperring would choose the children by tapping them on the head, who would then have to act as characters such as Alice, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts. They also had to act out such things as trees, gardens, bottles and flamingos!