The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written language, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:
From National Curriculum in England
As the uninhabited shell slowly fills with life,
The sprinklers shed a glistening powder to nourish the emerald turf.
Glaring from its high perch, the eye of our solar system wraps tentacles of light around the stadium.
Hope embarks on a new journey and the net envelops the ball like a mother’s arms.
Despair has huddled in one area of the competing ground while the other roars like a dying tiger…cacophonous.
Throughout the endless battle, the onlooker stares anonymously; capturing time in a vacuum; recruiting like the eyes of the Devil.
Every living soul is immersed in the ball; the decider of all matches.
It plummets towards loss and victory and a cloak of anticipation rests on the shoulders of fans…a sound like baying wolves erupts.
The crowd are one, united forever in one emotion…
Hettie - a poem about football