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English

Our curriculum is designed to allow our children to be enthusiastic and confident communicators, readers and writers. We aim to ensure that all children have a strong self-belief that they ‘can do’ and that anything is possible and everything is achievable. 

Spoken Language 

The entire curriculum for English is underpinned with a commitment to develop our children’s abilities in spoken language and listening skills. We aim to provide a nurturing environment where all opinions are valued and that everyone has a voice. We will ensure that our children speak clearly and confidently in a range of contexts.  

Reading 

We will strive to ensure that we develop in our children a true passion for books and reading. Through well developed and carefully structured plans our children will be able to apply accurate and speedy word reading skills. Our carefully chosen books will inspire, excite and set free imaginations. We will ensure that our children will broaden their vocabulary and make connections by listening to and reading relevant non- fiction texts. 

Writing 

Our approach to writing is closely linked to our expectations in reading. Through carefully chosen, high quality texts our children will be exposed to a wide range of vocabulary and literature which will be used as a stimulus to write with imagination, flair, creativity and purpose. Through our teaching of writing we will ensure that our children will experience many opportunities to practice, apply and refine the transcription and composition skills that are necessary to ultimately becoming brave, confident and creative writers.  

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