Our school will aim to develop and extend the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening through a variety of approaches and teaching methods throughout their English lessons – We will use RWInc (Read, Write Inc.) to support our delivery of phonics and Literacy and Language to support our English delivery.

The children will also be encouraged to take home an ethnically diverse range of books to share with parents to help become fluent, independent readers. The children will be able to choose books from the graded reading scheme.

In our school, we will aim to make children competent and confident writers who are able to write their own fiction, poetry and non-fiction texts. We believe that the teaching of spelling, handwriting and grammar are key skills necessary to develop fluent confident writing.

Drama, discussions and oral presentations (also see Art and Music) will also be used to enhance and develop language skills.