Every aspect of the children's work is influenced by the extent to which they use language with imagination and accuracy. Competence in reading, writing, speaking and listening is encouraged throughout the curriculum in order to enable the children to communicate appropriately and effectively. We teach English daily as a discrete subject from Year 1 to Year 6 for writing and SPaG;  All year groups follow the National Curriculum, with opportunities for English in the Foundation Stage being incorporated within the child’s day according to principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).  Opportunities for cross-curricular writing are also planned for.

Reading is taught initially using a phonics programme called 'RWI', this is a synthetic phonics programme which follows closely the guidance of ‘Letters and Sounds'.   The programme is introduced in the Reception class and consolidated throughout Key Stage 1 in preparation for the Phonics Screening Check in Year 1. Opportunities are also given during Key Stage 2 for further consolidation of phonics and some pupils undertake specific intervention programmes if they experience difficulties with reading. In Key Stage 2 Reading is taught separately in a daily guided reading session.  

Please use your child's year group page to find out what they are learning about each half term!