The school’s aims in English are to:
Develop the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Enable children to become clear, confident speakers.
Instill an interest in reading for both purpose and enjoyment.
Communicate clearly and precisely through the written word.
Use a range of media to present work.
Apply key skills across the curriculum.
Develop a love of the English language.
We offer pupils a broad and balanced literacy curriculum in order to promote effective learning opportunities based on the Foundation Phase Framework and Key Stage 2 National Curriculum 2008. The curriculum is thematic based wherever possible and links between subject areas are harnessed and developed effectively. In Key Stage 2, English will occasionally be taught as a discrete subject. The formal requirements of the National Curriculum are supported and enriched by a range of visits and visitors that the school organises.