Learning primaryEnglish is one of the core subjects in our curriculum. At St Richard Reynolds we wish to develop in our children a love of language both written and spoken that will go with them into adulthood. We believe a high standard of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills will place our children at an advantage in their wider curriculum studies.



 We aim to:

  • Provide a safe caring environment in which all children feel encouraged to speak and listen as appropriate.
  • Plan opportunities for children to produce a range of written work developing skills across a variety of genres, e.g. – narrative, information and poetry.
  • Correct spelling and grammar in a sensitive and constructive manner.
  • Encourage children to develop a clear and legible handwriting style through using The Letter-join Scheme. Cursive script is introduced towards the end of Year 1.
  • Nurture in each child a love of books and reading and develop a growing ability to read fluently, confidently and with understanding.

English Programme of Study Link





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