Literacy Overview

We all know that English is a vital way of communicating. Through speaking and listening, reading and writing children learn to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and communicate with others effectively.

The study of English helps children understand how language works by looking at its patterns, structures and origins. Using this knowledge, pupils can choose and adapt what they say and write in different situations.

We believe that the study of English should enable pupils:

  • To appreciate how speaking and listening, reading and writing are integrated.

  • To develop their ability to communicate orally for a range of purposes and audiences.

  • To become confident, thoughtful and enthusiastic readers who read for pleasure.

  • To use a wide variety of writing styles and genres, so communicating effectively in written forms.

  • To practise their handwriting and other presentational skills.