Daily English lessons ensure that throughout the school we develop pupils’ spoken language, reading, writing, vocabulary and grammatical knowledge. We believe that fluency in the English language is an essential foundation for success in all subjects and pupils are taught to communicate their ideas through both their speaking and their writing. In addition to daily English lessons we hold daily guided reading sessions where pupils are taught to read fluently, to understand extended prose (both fiction and non-fiction) and above all, encouraged to read for pleasure. Through this, pupils are given opportunities to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Pupils in Early Years and Key Stage 1 are taught synthetic phonics and from year 2, pupils have discrete spelling sessions.
Overall, all pupils are given opportunities to develop a real love of literature and our rich literary heritage.
Please see the link below to our English Policy.