With developing skills in reading, writing and listening, we hope that children will enjoy the English language in its spoken and written forms. We emphasize the enjoyment of language, responding to stories, sharing books chosen by the children and purposeful writing and talking. Through this enjoyment, we seek to raise standards.
Right from Foundation Stage the emphasis is to build on the experiences a child already has. Children are encouraged to talk to each other and to adults, to ask questions and to comment. Listening experiences are given in story-telling sessions, poetry, music, circle time and television programmes. Often visitors to school provide valuable sources of listening experiences.
We work with a programme called Read Write Inc to teach reading and writing. The programme includes phonics and comprehension activities. This is supplemented by the English we do in class, which focuses on creative writing, understanding and grammar & punctuation.