In English, children learn to understand, to express ideas and convey information effectively, in both spoken and written form.
Speaking and listening
Children develop their ability to discuss and express ideas, to speak articulately and confidently, and to respond appropriately to others. Various forms of drama are used to help children to develop their communication skills and expressive use of language, as well as to enhance understanding of other areas of the curriculum.
Reading with fluency, understanding and enjoyment is a skill fundamental to education and life beyond. Reading is taught using various strategies, including through phonics, please follow this link for more information about phonics at our school
Children are taught to write for different purposes and in different forms, both factual and creative. We emphasise developing the quality of content (ideas, organisation, style, vocabulary) whilst also improving the use of punctuation, grammar and spelling.