English is taught every day as outlined in our school policy and the National Curriculum.

We aim for all our children to be competent readers, writers, speakers and listeners. Children are encouraged to read for pleasure and also for information with the aim of developing comprehension skills as expected in the Primary National Strategy. Children are encouraged to take home reading books from the class and also from our well stocked library. A reading scheme has been adopted within the school to develop the children’s skills and confidence.

Children are introduced to different types of writing for different audiences. Spelling, punctuation, handwriting and grammar are also taught discretely, so that the children may then develop these skills within their own writing.