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Church of England Primary School

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English and Literacy


The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of
literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the written and spoken word, and to
develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. The national
curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
  • are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.

Please click below for more information on the National Curriculum for English.

World Book Day Celebrations 2022

On Wednesday 2nd March we took part in a whole school book swap. The children brought books that they had read and chose another book to take home and enjoy. Everyone loved selecting their new books and sharing them with their friends. 

World Book Day Thursday 4th March

We have enjoyed taking part in lots of activities linked to some of our favourite books for World Book Day. The children came dressed as a word and we had a great time trying to guess the word that they represented. Thank you to everyone for the fantastic costumes. We had a great day!