'English has a pre-eminent place in education and society. It is a subject in its own right and the medium for teaching; for pupils, understanding language provides access to the whole curriculum. Through being taught to write and speak fluently, pupils learn to communicate their ideas and emotions to others; through their reading and their listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, spiritually and socially. Literature, especially, plays a role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know.’
National Curriculum, 2014
What St Cross Means To Me Poetry
'In Our Hands' 2023
To welcome St. Cross back to school, we participated in 'Take One Book Week' and produced a range of writing inspired by 'In Our Hands' by Lucy Farfort - a story themed around hope, the power of community and the difference the actions of individuals can make. Please enjoy looking through the wonderful writing the children produced!