Through English lessons, we aim to encourage creativity and to foster a love of language.
Children study the mechanics of the language, as well as analysing the way in which writers manipulate words to create effects. Throughout the course of their academic life at Eton End, pupils study a wealth of authors and texts and try their hand at a wide range of writing styles, both fiction and non-fiction. We aim to promote an enjoyment of literature and encourage class debate, focused discussion and the confidence to articulate opinions and preferences. We instil self-belief in our pupils and encourage them to communicate assuredly in all situations.
Enrichment activities which complement classroom teaching are also enjoyed by the children. Book Week activities, Read-a-thons, book character dress-up days, and visiting authors, poets, storytellers and dramatic performers are regularly invited into school to share tips and tricks with the pupils and to inspire them to create masterpieces of their own.
Our pupils achieve very highly in Key Stage 1 & 2 SATs, as well as in 11+ Common Entrance examinations. Many pupils achieve scholarships to their chosen Independent secondary schools.
Drama is an integral part of the curriculum at Eton End School.
Key Stage 1 pupils enjoy performing in Class Assemblies, Nativity plays and Christmas performances. Key Stage 2 pupils enjoy a dedicated lesson of Drama per week and stage public performances: Years 3 & 4 take to the stage in a Spring Term performance and Years 5 & 6 in a full scale end-of-year production.
Drama workshops take place throughout the school year for all pupils. The Image Theatre Company performs annually in productions where our pupils are encouraged to take on the minor roles.
Our school LAMDA club is extremely popular with the pupils and consistently achieves in the associated examinations very promising results for our budding actors of the future!