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St Bartholomew’s

Church of England (Aided) Primary School

English


We believe that every child should not only be literate, but have a love of language – whether that is through reading, writing or speaking a modern foreign language.  We believe in personalising our teaching for each child and we use a range of strategies to help every child succeed including the Letter and Sounds KS1 phonics scheme.  Regular guided reading and writing sessions are used to ensure that all children are challenged and supported as they take the next important steps in their learning.  We teach a cursive script from the outset which ensures children have a neat and fluent style of handwriting.

We place the learning of the key skills of  English and  at the heart of our teaching, but we also believe in delivering this through a creative and innovative curriculum which incorporates role play, drama, talk for writing and speaking and listening techniques.

We firmly believe that this approach enables children to leave our school with the necessary literacy skills to allow them to access and assimilate new information as they continue on their learning journeys.