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We aim to deliver a high-quality English curriculum that gives children the best possible opportunities to become confident, literate, successful members of society with a deep love and understanding of English language and literature. We believe the development of Literacy skills is central to improving a child's life chances. Teachers have high expectations for all children to achieve and enjoy English and to be able to use the skills they have acquired in a range of contexts. We strive to ensure all children can communicate clearly in spoken and written form. Rich texts are at the heart of our teaching and a love for reading is promoted throughout the school. Teachers use inspirational ideas to engage children in work, providing memorable experiences and bringing topics to life through real-life contexts.
Children will be given opportunities to read and write a range of texts, including narratives, magazine articles, poetry, scripts and more. We aim to immerse our children in a range of genres and allow them to voice their inner thoughts and explore their imaginations through reading and writing, as well as speaking and listening.
As part of our commitment to develop this, and in line with the National Curriculum, we will encourage pupils to:
- use a phonics-first approach to decode unfamiliar words
- read fluently and accurately
- show a deeper understanding of a range of texts
- develop their stamina and skills to write at length
- use accurate spellings
- be grammatically correct and use accurate punctuation.
Click on this Forest of Books link to read how we transformed this vision below into a unique, engaging and inspirational new library for our children.