English is one of the key means by which pupils access and communicate knowledge and understanding of the world.
Pupils are taught to speak Standard English fluently, confidently and correctly.
They learn to read through a combination of synthetic phonics and a wide range of reading comprehension activities which involve reading, discussion, writing and reflection.
We use Accelerated Reader to allow us to monitor pupil progress in reading closely. Teachers assess pupils’ reading skills on an ongoing basis in the classroom.
Writing is taught from emergent mark making in Foundation Stage, through to balanced arguments, and a range of fiction and non-fiction texts in Y6.
We use the 'Letter and Sounds' reading scheme