LISTED IN THE TATLER GUIDE TO THE BEST STATE PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2017. VIEW ARTICLE
LISTED IN THE TATLER GUIDE TO THE BEST STATE PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2017. VIEW ARTICLE
“PUPILS 52 boys and girls, aged 4-11 A teeny-tiny school with just over 50 pupils in three classes – but golly, it’s a good one. A mother emails: ‘When I looked around Llangrove, the children were coming in from break and one handed me a flower on her way past, which was pretty compelling.’ Llangrove is a largeish village (one pub, one school), 15 minutes north of Monmouth in a glorious valley. Deputy head Sarah Dean is, says a mother, ‘lovely and very down to earth’, and there are two ‘fantastic’ male teachers. There’s great focus on good manners (pupil behaviour was rated Outstanding by Ofsted), and strong links with the church and the local community. We’re impressed with the IT provision – lots of laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards in each classroom. Pupils praise the after-school sports clubs, swimming lessons in Monmouth in the summer, theatre trips to Hereford and an annual whole-school expedition – one year they went to Barry Island, which must have been a whole lot of fun.”

Curriculum |

ENGLISH

English Curriculum

At the heart of every life experience, children need to be able to communicate effectively and creatively with the world at large through spoken and written language. Here at Llangrove CE Academy, we encourage every child to enjoy and appreciate the rich variety of literature so that they can respond with knowledge and enthusiasm.

In Speaking and Listening, we do this by:
• encouraging all children to express their opinions, articulate feelings and respond appropriately to a range of situations;
• enabling pupils to participate in different groupings to present ideas with confidence, valuing the views of others.

In Reading, we do this by:
• teaching phonics to appreciate the awareness of the link between sounds and letters (using ORT Floppy Phonics);
• giving every child their own personal reading record and books to take home to read with parents and carers which challenge and engage pupils to develop their own love of learning;
• and providing a range of reading opportunities to help children to understand the choices of vocabulary and structures that authors use.

In Writing, we do this by:
• setting high expectations that all our children will take pride in their work, having a fluent handwriting style (using PenPals handwriting scheme);
• providing inspiring activities to motivate children so that they see themselves as ‘writers’;
• focussing on the essential skills of grammar, punctuation and spelling alongside developing the powers of imagination and inventiveness.