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The importance of English
English is vital for communicating with others in school and in the wider world, and is fundamental to learning in all curriculum subjects. In studying English, pupils develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing that they will need to participate in society and employment. Pupils learn to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others confidently and effectively. Literature in English is rich and influential. It reflects the experiences of people from many countries and times and contributes to our sense of cultural identity. Pupils learn to become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and drama as well as non-fiction and media texts, gaining access to the pleasure and world of knowledge that reading offers. Looking at the patterns, structures, origins and conventions of English helps pupils understand how language works. Using this understanding, pupils can choose and adapt what they say and write in different situations, as well as appreciate and interpret the choices made by other writers and speakers.

As from 1st September 2014 the revised National Curriculum for England came into force.
This new curriculum contains the programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects at all key stages.
As a school we teach these programmes of study by planning and delivering differentiated lessons which include all parts of the English curriculum, to suit our children's needs. We teach children in a cross curricular way which exposes them to a wide variety of reading and writing opportunities.
For more information on what your child will be learning in school go to your child’s year group page. You will also be informed regularly of what your child will be learning though our learning leaflets which can also be found on your child's class page.

Friday 11th March 2016 - Onesie day!


The children came into school dressed in their onesies and pyjamas.


They enjoyed sharing books with their peers and drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows.


As you can see, lots of the books were 'Where's Wally' books following our successful Where's Wally day.



Early Years Reading Workshop

Miss White, our Early Years Lead held a workshop to inform parents how to help their children read at home.

Click on the power point for all the information you need and don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you need any help or advice. 

The lead learner for English is Mrs Farr.
Welcome to our brand new website!