English is taught in accordance with the National Curriculum.  It is taught as a subject in its own right, and is developed in other areas of the Curriculum.

 We believe it is important to help children become fluent and independent readers. We aim to teach not only the skills of reading but also the use of books for enjoyment and for learning. Paired reading, where older children support younger children is used widely across the school.

Reading is taught through a variety of approaches mainly within the shared and guided reading parts of the Literacy sessions. Parents are encouraged to take an active part in their child’s reading by hearing them read at home. A useful handy leaflet is available for parents to support them in this process.

We want children to have knowledge of a wide range of literature and to this end they have access to a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction texts.  The development of study skills using reference and non-fiction materials is supported both within Literacy lessons and across the Curriculum.