We place a great emphasis on teaching children to read from Class 4 (Pre-Reception). We aim to inspire the children to have a love of reading and to read aloud with confidence.
Whole class, group and independent reading activities enhance speaking and listening and writing tasks develop reading skills and encourage personal development.
Novels, plays and poems form an integral part of our English lessons; we explore the comprehension, themes, styles, structure and language used in the texts. Children are encouraged to write creatively and to use these skills across the curriculum.
Our Art, Music, Drama, D&T and English Departments work together and alongside other subject departments to create cross-curricular illustrations, presentations, projects and performances. Regular trips, events and visiting authors help to bring the world of poetry, books and spoken word alive.