Curriculum Statement

Our aim in teaching English is that all children will:


  • Develop positive attitudes towards books so that reading is a pleasurable activity.
  • Use and apply phonological, contextual, grammatical and graphic knowledge in order to gain an increased level of fluency and understanding.
  • Use reading as a means of gathering information to support their learning throughout the curriculum.
  • Write in different contexts for different purposes and audiences, including themselves.
  • Write with increasing awareness of the conventions of grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • Form letters correctly, leading to a fluent and legible handwriting style.
  • Develop listening and comprehension skills through a variety of means, including reciprocal and non-reciprocal situations.
  • Express opinions, articulate feelings and formulate appropriate response to increasingly complex questions and instructions.