The school follows the National Curriculum (2014) for our planning and teaching of Speaking and Listening, Reading, Writing, Spelling and Handwriting. Reading and Writing is taught initially using a ‘synthetic phonics’ approach called ‘Letters and Sounds’.
The National Curriculum states:
'The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:
Our aim is for every child to be able to read with confidence, understanding and enjoyment, and to communicate successfully through speech and writing.