Our English Intent
We aim to develop our children’s oracy so they are able to speak clearly and confidently and with increasing prosody, are able to use appropriate language to express themselves and to speak with self-assuredness with an awareness of the context and audience.
Children are taught to read using a systematic synthetic phonics programme which enables all children to become fluent readers. Reading is more than just lifting words from a page. We aim to develop comprehension as children are taught to infer meaning and understanding from the text they read. We aim to foster each child’s love of reading and inspire a lifelong enjoyment of books and the written word.
We encourage children to be imaginative, ambitious and to show personality and creativity when writing for a range of purposes and audiences. Children are taught to produce high quality writing that demonstrates a sound understanding and an ability to use the skills of handwriting, spelling, punctuation and grammar.