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English is taught to allow children to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others, and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them.

Within Year R, Year 1 and Year 2, we have adopted the ‘Read Write Inc’ approach to teaching synthetic phonics.

This approach allows us to create fluent, enthusiastic readers, confident speakers and willing writers. 

In KS2, we teach our children the reading skills they need through our Read, Lead, Succeed lessons. When teaching the acquisition of new reading skills, we understand that quality whole class teacher talk and the modelling of reading strategies is of utmost importance.

We use ‘Accelerated Reader’ to promote reading for pleasure and to assess progress amongst children which challenges, extends and enriches the way children think about reading.

We value the importance of sharing texts through all subjects.

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