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Literacy and Communication

Literacy and communication are key life skills. Through the English curriculum we help children develop the skills and knowledge that will enable them to use language and communication purposefully and clearly, in a way that is appropriate for different occasions and which invites responsive listening. We provide a rich and stimulating environment, where literacy and communication are integral to everything we do.

Children have many opportunities to listen carefully to stories, information and ideas, and to discuss and respond in different ways. We foster an ability to respect and respond to the views of other children and adults in respectful way, even when other’s opinions and ideas are different to our own.

Children are taught to express themselves creatively and imaginatively as they become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and drama, as well as of non-fiction and media texts. Children gain an understanding of how language works by looking at its patterns, structures and origins. Children use their knowledge, skills and understanding in speaking, reading and writing across a range of different situations.