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English

Introduction

A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to write and speak fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. We encourage parental involvement and work together to achieve each child’s potential.

Aims

To enable children to:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding 
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure, information and to challenge themselves
  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
  • be competent in the art of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.

Further information about how we teach the English curriculum can be found by clicking the downloadable documents at the top of this page.

We love to read!