Children are encouraged to develop their language abilities in the four areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing so that they can communicate thoughts confidently in a coherent manner.
We aim to develop the children’s use of language from whatever starting point they have reached when they join us in school.
Confidence in and the enjoyment of language is developed through a planned programme of debates, presentation and the school’s annual poetry competition.
Children are helped to participate and share with others, to listen to instructions and stories, to understand them and to ask questions critically.
The school aims to develop each child into a confident and fluent reader who reads for information and pleasure.
Children are introduced to a wide variety of books and the children are actively encouraged to use both the school and public libraries.
All children are encouraged to read widely and to take books home daily to read with their parents.
The importance of the role of parents in children learning to read cannot be over emphasised.
Children have the opportunity to write both factually and imaginatively. The school encourages children to develop into confident writers who can write for a range of audiences and purposes (e.g. blogs, presentations, speeches and letters).
Attention is also paid to developing a command of the technical features such as grammar, spelling and handwriting.
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