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Our English curriculum aims to encourage our children to learn about people and the way they live and respond to different situations. We want our children to have a greater understanding of the world and its people and to develop British values such as tolerance, kindness and respect.  Through discussion, reading and writing, children can immerse themselves in others' worlds.


Our 'Reading Spine' reflect choices made by our teachers who have taken time to choose narrative resources to support and demonstrate our core values, and have selected texts, themes, authors and characters which incorporate equality and diversity.  Each year group also has a wide range of additional suggested texts that they can choose from each year to enhance reading, writing, speaking, listening and drama. 


Some examples of text types include the use of novels, film clips, picture books and poetry to inspire writing. Alongside this, our foundation subject linked non-fiction writing outcomes are modelled and researched using a range of subject specific non-fiction texts including books and websites.


Classic fiction and poetry have also been allocated to year groups to ensure that there is good coverage of the classics that are appropriate to each age group.


We want our children to write with confidence and accuracy for a variety of purposes and audiences and to develop their own style. We want our children to be able to write with grammatical accuracy and to be able to apply spelling patterns correctly and to have a neat handwriting style. We want them to have, to use and to understand a wide vocabulary so that they can communicate in both the spoken and written word with real confidence.