The ability to use language effectively is at the heart of all learning.

We encourage good speaking and listening skills, providing opportunities for children to share ideas, express opinions, give explanations for what they are doing, and recount stories and to extend confidence in speaking through drama and discussion.

The aim is to extend the reading skills of all children, so that they can become fluent, independent readers. The children are encouraged to read, and to be read to, at home. We aim to increase the children’s independence in writing for different audiences, extend their vocabulary and introduce them to many varied styles and formats. Correct spelling and grammar is important and the children are encouraged to produce work of a high standard following the handwriting style taught in the school.

Please also visit our Reading and Phonics page and our English Frog site for current events and work.

Please click here to view a checklist for writing at the expected level.