Walk into an English lesson at Falcons School for Girls and you never know what you could encounter: from a re-enactment of Romeo and Juliet in Year 6 to a poetry recital in Year 4; from making sandwiches and following instructions in Year 1 to typing up memoirs (based on ’Roald Dahl Boy’) in Year 5.
English at Falcons School for Girls is celebrated in all its glory as the most transferable discipline within the school curriculum- with annual poetry writing and recital competitions, and a spelling bee, there is something for everyone.
The study of English aims to foster a love of reading, writing and performing literature. Studying English develops children’s abilities to listen, speak, read and write for a wide range of purposes, using language to learn and communicate ideas, views and feelings. We encourage the girls to talk with confidence and clarity, and we teach them how to listen and respond to others with courtesy.
Through English we enable the girls to express themselves creatively and imaginatively, as they become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and drama, as well as nonfiction and media texts.
Here at Falcons School for Girls we also want to provide girls with knowledge about language and give them the opportunities to play with language in imaginative ways. We unfailingly promote the benefits of a wide ranging vocabulary – for facilitating effective communication and for enriching self-expression.
As a school, we give the girls an insight into where their hard work will take them. A glimpse into a future in English is provided with visiting authors, illustrators and poets. The girls are encouraged each day to be confident speakers and communicators. With this in mind, we provide ample opportunity to celebrate English in more practical terms. The girls also enjoy theatre trips, give excellent poetry recitals, attend drama workshops and enter many competitions.
We encourage all girls to pursue their passion for English every day.