English

All areas of the curriculum involve both teachers and pupils using English. It is the principal means by which we think, define what we experience and feel, and interpret the world in which we live. It is the means by which we communicate with others. Therefore it is our aim to ensure that we enable all of our pupils to develop the use and understanding of Standard English to their full potential in all aspects of speaking, listening, reading and writing, including spelling and handwriting.

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.

The study of English develops children’s abilities to listen, speak, read and write for a wide range of purposes, so using language to learn and communicate ideas, views and feelings. It enables children to express themselves creatively and imaginatively, as they become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and drama, as well as non-fiction and media texts. Children gain an understanding of how language works by looking at its patterns, structures and origins. Children use their knowledge, skills and understanding in speaking and writing across a range of different situations.

You can download more information about our curriculum below as well as extra resource to help your child at home.

Our Key Stage 1 use Rigby Star for reading and Phonics Play for Phonics in Year 1 and Year 2.

Handwriting Policy

Curriculum overview

Our Library

Reading skills Progression Map

Additional resources to help you at home

A parent’s guide to grammar
Help your child with phonics
Help your child with reading
Help your child with spelling
Grammar and punctuation jargon buster

You can also also access ebooks for tablets to help with reading.