English activities take place in every class each day, based on the new National Curriculum. Reading for enjoyment and information is approached with enthusiasm and the development of it is given high priority in school.
Writing is a key feature of the whole curriculum. The children are taught to write for a variety of audiences and enjoy writing imaginative stories, poetry, letters and reports.
Speaking, listening and drama are a crucial part of our work in English. All children are given opportunities to present their work to an audience; school productions and performances provide opportunities.
To develop the spoken word, the ability to read, understand and respond to all types of writing, to construct and convey meaning through writing styles, to spell correctly and present work in an attractive and legible form.
Parents are always encouraged to read at home with their children and we welcome parental help with hearing individual children read in school.