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The teaching of English will provide pupils with a high-quality education that will teach all children to speak, read and write fluently so they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others effectively and confidently. The English curriculum is designed to recognise children’s prior learning, provide first-hand learning experiences, allow children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.

Our school is determined that every pupil will learn to read age-appropriate texts regardless of their background or previous experiences in this area. Our curriculum ensures the teaching of reading is comprehensive, vibrant and develops skills for life and promotes a wide range of different genres that are taught and enjoyed. We strive to develop reading stamina: develop the child's ability to focus and read independently for increasingly longer periods of time.

At our school we recognise that words empower children to make sense of the world around them:  vocabulary helps them to put their emotions into words, socialise with people, imagine and wonder.  Therefore, our curriculum exposes our pupils to a wide range of vocabulary which is progressive throughout the key stage.

We recognise the importance of cultivating a culture where children take pride in their writing, can write clearly and accurately and adapt their language and style for a range of purposes.

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