The aim of our approach to English is to equip all pupils with the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to be proficient readers and writers and to be ready for the next stage of their education. We develop pupils’ oracy and wider understanding of language, have a systematic approach to phonics and early reading that integrates both decoding and comprehension, develop fluency in reading to support understanding, and use high quality, thought provoking texts and multi-modal resources to expose pupils to an ambitious English curriculum. We have recently introduced Forensic Reading in Year 5 and 6; this means putting language under the microscope to arrive at a deeper understanding of it. Forensic Reading is centred on critical, independent or collaborative examination of reading materials in order to make robust evidence-based conclusions about authorial intent, purpose and viewpoint.Reading, writing and oracy are the springboards to life-improving opportunities.

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