English is vital for communicating with others in school and in the wider world, and is fundamental to learning in all curriculum subjects. In studying English, pupils develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing that they will need to participate in society and employment. Pupils learn to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others confidently and effectively.

The Literacy curriculum at H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Public School provides opportunities for pupils to:

  • experiment with a range of approaches, produce different outcomes and play with language
  • engage in specific activities that develop speaking and listening skills
  • evaluate and respond constructively to their own and others performances
  • make extended contributions, individually and in groups
  • develop speaking, listening and writing skills through work that makes cross-curricular links with other subjects
  • participate actively in drama workshops and discuss with actors, playwrights, directors and other drama professionals the impact and meaning of different ways of performing and staging drama, wherever possible
  • speak, listen and write in contexts beyond the classroom
  • produce extended writing to develop their ideas in depth and detail