English provides pupils with fundamental communication skills that are essential for personal, social and educational development. There are 3 distinct strands:
Speaking and Listening – To improve the quality of speaking and listening across the school lessons include drama, role play, story telling, story making and word and language games.
Reading – Pupils in the foundation stage and KS1 are taught phonics, following the ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme. The school has the Bug Club schemes in place and children are encouraged to read both in School and at home. We also use Accelerated Reader!
Writing – Pupils are given spellings to learn at home from an early age and are encouraged to write imaginatively using grammatically correct English, punctuation and neat handwriting.