We aim to teach our children to use language as effectively as they can in a wide variety of situations, as laid down in the National Curriculum and the National Primary Strategy. They are introduced to many types of literature including fiction, non-fiction and poetry and are encouraged to read widely. The school library is accessible to all children and also used during lessons for group learning.  We also have a number of reading areas around school to encourage a deeper enjoyment of literature.  Through high quality teaching for ability groupings our aim is that all our pupils will be able to:

  • Read and write with confidence, fluency and understanding
  • Be able to use and apply a range of reading skills to monitor their reading and correct their own mistakes
  • Understand and use their knowledge of phonics and spelling to read and spell accurately
  • Have fluent and legible handwriting
  • Have an interest in words and their meanings and develop a growing vocabulary
  • Know, understand and be able to write in a range of genres in fiction, poetry and understand and be familiar with some of the ways in which narratives are structured through ideas such as setting, character and plot
  • Understand, use and write a range of non-fiction texts
  • Plan, draft and revise their own writing
  • Be interested in books, read with enjoyment and evaluate and justify their preferences
  • Through reading and writing, develop their powers of inventiveness and critical awareness

Children are taught through both discreet sessions and through our connected learning curriculum.  Further information about the curriculum covered in English can be found under ‘Curriculum Documents’.