English is taught through all subjects. Daily focused lessons are also taught that enable children to learn how to analyse and construct texts; learn about grammar and practise using grammatical structures; and learn spelling rules and patterns.
The beginning of the school day
Every day begins with creative writing in response to artwork that is displayed on the interactive whiteboard. The children have the freedom to write a story, or part of a story, inspired by the picture. They are prompted to use previously taught skills and spellings; this time is for children to experiment with ideas and really enjoy writing.
Kung Fu Punctuation
Click on the PDF (left) to read Jack's amazing version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. His story begins as his main character enters the
All year groups have specific elements they are expected to include in their writing and, as you will see, Jack has managed to include all of them!
Excellent work, Jack!
This report explains the importance of learning to read to enable children to read to learn. Reading fiction is key to developing skills of empathy and imagination; reading non-fiction is crucial to developing deeper academic understanding - key to social mobility.