English includes speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Speaking and listening are essential in their own right and as a crucial platform for learning to read and write.
All subjects have potential for developing spoken language.
All literacy skills should be taught regularly and systematically and be embedded in each area of learning. The Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum Jan 2009.

English is a life skill through which we communicate, as well as explore, organise and make sense of our experiences. The demands of the modern world mean that we need to give all children the opportunity to achieve the highest standards they can.

Through our teaching of English we aim to:

  • Build on the skills and experience of English that children bring from home, playgroup and nursery environments.
  • Develop in pupils a positive attitude towards English, so that they become confident in its use.
  • Provide opportunities for pupils to develop their use and understanding of English in an appropriate, varied and stimulating environment.
  • Provide opportunities for pupils to develop ideas and communication skills through speaking and listening, drama, reading and writing

A number of reading schemes eg Jolly Phonics are used throughout the school and a wide selection of fiction, non-fiction and poetry books are also available.

Literacy in the school kitchen

Reading ingredients, writing and following
instructions in the role play area and
our school kitchen

Literacy in the role play area


Working with our
Creative Practitioner on
improving writing




Let me take your order sir,
Writing for a purpose in Early Years.




I know the characters
in my reading books.

We were awarded Outstanding in both schools Ofsted Inspections  ARTSMARK: We have achived a GOLD award for our arts in school. "Artsmark provides a benchmark for arts provision that encourages schools to consider the opportunities they offer in art, dance, drama and music.  ICTMark Award  HealthandWellbeingLogo s   Active 08  Financial Management in Schools  Naace Feature School  3rd-Millennium-Learning-Logo-v5Eco Schools Bronze Award s

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