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"The overriding aim of the English Curriculum is to enable all pupils to develop to their full ability to use and understand English" National Curriculum Council

Language/English is the one skill that most children bring to school with them. It is used in all other curriculum areas. Speaking and listening are as important to language development as reading and writing.

All children are encouraged to talk, raise questions, make statements and develop their ideas. Children use role play to take on a variety of roles in different situations.

Listening to instructions and directions is essential in life and children add value to each others work by listening and responding. We develop children's reading skills not only so that they can read for pleasure but also so that they can research and investigate. Children write for different purposes and audiences from Nursery to Y6.