Our English curriculum follows the guidelines laid down in the National Curriculum. We aim to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word and by developing a love of literature through reading for enjoyment.
Not only do we encourage our children to become confident readers and writers but we value performance and the speaking and listening strands of the National Curriculum. We nurture confident children who engage in deep conversations and debates about topics and important issues. Children question each other in a challenging, yet respectful way, to further understanding and explore meaning. Drama is used to develop children’s expression and confidence and all children get the opportunity to perform on the stage. We teach children to present clearly and use intonation and expression to capture an audience and entertain.
In Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils follow the fully synthetic Essential Letters and Sounds programme for phonics.