English is fully embedded across the curriculum and we maximise the opportunities for children to read and write in order to develop these fundamental skills further.
We start in the Early Years and Key Stage 1 with the Read Write Inc. phonics programme and then move on to a RWInc spelling programme so that children can continue to develop these skills.
We also bring grammar into our English lessons. These are centred around good quality children’s books or a cross-curricular theme for the term. We use Talk for Writing principles in order to support our children with acquiring key vocabulary and learning stylistic features of a text.
There is a wide-ranging English curriculum ensuring children gain understanding of high-quality fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, classic and modern and screen based texts.