There are three interrelated skills areas in the teaching of English:-
English plays an important part in all school work, in every day life, and will play an important part in the children’s future world of work. The children are given the opportunity to speak and listen in a range of situations including participating in a range of drama activities and group discussions.
Philosophy for children is introduced in Key Stage 2 and children are encouraged to discuss issues through circle time in Key Stage 1.
We aim to give the children the opportunity to write for a range of purposes and to develop the skills of self-editing.
We value the skills of handwriting and have a clear policy on presentation. Handwriting is taught alongside word processing skills, which are considered equally important in education and the world of work.
It is our aim that the children use language effectively, and that they will develop an enjoyment of reading that will help them to become “Readers for Life”.
To further develop the children’s interest in literature, we have set up one of our rooms as a school library. We find though that most children need little encouragement to develop an interest in books, to read and to discuss the books they have read.
In partnership with the school, we believe that parents have a major role to play in the development of their children’s reading skills and interest in books, that is why we encourage the children to take their books home to share with their parents.