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Our vision for English is for children…

  • To become literate to a high standard which enables them to access the wider curriculum and prepare them for life beyond the classroom.
  • To have a passion for reading through immersing them in an abundance of quality texts.
  • To equip children with the skills and vocabulary they need to create engaging pieces of writing in a wide variety of genres.
  • To confidently communicate their ideas and opinions in an eloquent way using a rich and varied vocabulary.




Positive attitudes ensure that the children grow in confidence and self-esteem and are highly motivated towards their own personal achievements in all aspects of English. Six hours a week are dedicated to teaching English, including two hours for reading and ample time for extended writing opportunities. Where possible the English topics are linked to topics being covered in other subjects to give more relevance. Each child has targets for writing to ensure rapid progress.

Reading is taught using the Reciprocal Reading approach, where children learn to summarise, question, predict and clarify.