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Welcome to the English Page!

Keep up with all the amazing learning in English through your child's Seesaw and also our school Facebook page.

The theme for this year's Writing Week was writing and performing Playscripts.  You will have seen some of the dramas created on Seesaw and on our school Facebook page.


Last year's focus for Writing Week was 'All About Me'. Pupils contributed towards a 50th Anniversary book with each page being about a pupil at Longcause 50 years on from its first day.


In the year previous to this the theme of Writing Week was 'British Values'. 


Further success at Key Stage 4 with 2 Year 11 pupils entered for GCSE English.  Also all of our Year 11 pupils achieved Functional Skills English between entry level 2 and Level 2 (2 pupils at EL2, 6 pupils at EL3, 6 pupils at Level 1 and 3 pupils at Level 2) - Fantastic!


The area of English is made up by the three areas of reading, writing and spoken language.  Basic skills in this area are fundamental to our pupils in preparing them for life after Longcause and we place upmost importance on developing and extending these skills in purposeful and realistic ways.
The new National Curriculum in place from September 2014 enabled us to make some key changes to the way we layout our curriculum in core areas such as English.  We now have a curriculum in place which takes account of the way in which our pupils learn and we have developed a system where we can recognise every bit of progress our pupils make. And they make great progress!! 

(for more information on changes made with the new National Curriculum and how these are more beneficial for the learning of our pupils in all subject areas, please see our curriculum and assessment policy -

 In addition to English learning across the curriculum, English sessions take place daily and pupils engage in reading based learning on a daily basis. Reading is a whole school priority and we measure progress in reading in several ways to get a much more accurate picture of each child as a reader.


At KS4 pupils follow a Functional approach to English and Year 11 pupils will leave with an accredited outcome in English Functional Skills which will range from Entry Level 1 through to Level 2.  We also have pupils studying GCSE English through the WJEC exam board.



Longcause School Book Fair: 22nd September -29th September.  Thank you - we raised over £200 in the end!


Please see class pages, your child's Seesaw page and our school Facebook page for examples of learning in English.

The links below offer pathways to some useful websites which will help with Phonics skills.

Thank you for your Book Fair purchases - look what we achieved!

Thank you for your Book Fair purchases - look what we achieved! 1