English has many different elements that weave through the entire curriculum. These include speaking and listening, reading, phonics, writing, spelling, handwriting. Each one of these is important but none of them work in isolation as each affects the others.
Much of our English teaching comes from using high quality fiction and non-fiction texts which engage the children's interests. We use digital literacy and drama and role play to further develop children's understanding and engagement.
We are proud to say we are one of only 14 schools across the country to be an Associate School of the CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) and a Power of Reading School. We utilise the CLPE teaching sequences to enhance our teaching of reading and writing through high-quality texts linked to our wider curriculum and it's coverage.