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Christ Church Primary School

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Christ Church Primary School


'When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language.'

James Earl Jones


Our Vision

At Christ Church we value the importance of providing children with a language rich environment with strong focus on oracy, beginning in EYFS. The development of oracy from an early age is essential to ensuring success across the curriculum and key stages.

When our children leave our school, we expect them to be avid readers and writers, who read fluently and widely, and are able to express preferences and opinions about the texts that they read. We want them to read and write for pleasure, adapting their writing style to suit the audience.


English sits at the heart of our curriculum – it is through language, story and text that children learn to form concepts, connect ideas and express themselves. Through literacy, in all its forms, children learn to both make sense of the world and shape their place within it.

 Children will acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language. 


As a school, we strive to ensure that pupils read fluently and with good understanding, and that they develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information. By recognising EYFS as the building blocks for life, we place a strong emphasis on the teaching of phonics, reading and writing in the early years. 


Children are taught to write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. We aim for children to be independent writers and confident in different genres. We teach them to use punctuation and grammar accurately, to be able to proofread their own work and to make amendments and improvements.


Our engaging and cohesive English curriculum gives pupils the best possible opportunities to become confident, literate, successful members of society; with a deep love and understanding of English language and literature.