"We read to know we're not alone."
William Nicholson, Shadowlands
“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.”
English lessons at London Enterprise Academy follow the English National Curriculum. In Year 7 pupils read a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts from Charles Dickens to Roald Dahl. Pupils study a plethora of texts including whole books, short stories, poems and plays with a wide coverage of genres, historical periods, forms and authors. Pupils are taught to write accurately, fluently, effectively and at length for pleasure and information. Each project is varied and supports as well as helps students progress across the specific literacy and literature challenges. In our hour and forty minute lessons, pupils also have the time to fine tune their speaking and listening skills.
The English curriculum is supported by many enterprising activities. We have a budding team of journalists who plan and write articles for our school newsletter LEA Life; a team of creative writers make up our Write Stuff group and we also have a Reading club for pupils who want to stretch their reading skills. As part of the English curriculum all Year 7 students have visited the Tower of London to see the art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red. This trip supported work pupils were producing around War Poetry.