At Airedale Junior School we learn:
At Airedale Junior School, English is embedded into the whole curriculum. Through developing language and the written word, we equip children with the skills they need to confidently carry them along their learning journey.
We support the children to:
- Develop their reading and listening comprehension skills.
- Develop their understanding of and ability to write a wide range of text types including fiction, poetry and non-fiction texts.
- Develop a secure understanding of grammar and punctuation.
- Develop their ability to understand spelling rules and apply their spelling across the curriculum.
- Develop their handwriting skills with the aim that the majority of children will have a fluent and cursive writing style by Year 3.
- Develop their spoken language skills in order to speak confidently and appropriately in a range of contexts and to a range of audiences.
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British author Philip Pullman is best known for a trilogy, or set of three books, called His Dark Materials. Most of Pullman’s stories are written for children and young people, though many of them have proved popular with adults too. Pullman’s books make the reader think about the nature of the world, God, wisdom, religion, and the purpose of life.
In 1982 Pullman’s first children’s book, Count Karlstein, was published. His second book for children, The Ruby in the Smoke, was published in 1986. More books and short stories followed but it was Northern Lights, published in England in 1995, that brought Pullman great recognition by children and adults alike. This was the first book in the trilogy His Dark Materials. It was published in the United States in 1996 under the title The Golden Compass.
The second part of the trilogy, The Subtle Knife, was published in 1997, and the final part, The Amber Spyglass, in 2000. The stories tell of Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry, who travel through parallel universes and encounter extraordinary characters and incredible challenges.
His Dark Materials received many awards, and The Amber Spyglass won the Whitbread Book of the Year award, the first time a children’s book had been given this honor.
The first book in the series was made into a film called The Golden Compass in 2007. A number of Pullman’s books have also been turned into plays.
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