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We teach English skills folllowing the National Curriculum, although much of our English links with other areas of the curriculum and to our topic choices.

Reading is the beginning point for our children in English, starting in EYFS with learning phonics. This continues through to Year 3 and if necessary into Key Stage 2 with intervention. See the phonics page for more details.

In EYFS and Key Stage 1 children take part in daily guided reading sessions. Once fluency is developed, children begin to improve their comprehension and inference skills through 'Reading for inference' lessons. Have a look at the reading page for more information.

Experiences, 'Wow' moments and high quality texts provide our children with the stimulus to write for. We always aim to provide a purpose for writing and children have experience publishing their work. Grammar is taught as part of the English sequence. Take a look at our writing page for more information.