At Raddlebarn Primary School, the foundations for teaching English are begun in the Early Years Foundation Stage, with the development of a high quality programme planned within Communication, Language and Literacy.

The teaching of English at KS1 and 2 is underpinned by the expectations and programme of study set out by the DfE’s National Curriculum (2014): we aim for all pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others, and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. We believe that all the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society.

At Raddlebarn, we promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written language, and aim to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.

Please see our Raddlebarn’s English policy for more information.

English Events

Throughout the year, to raise the profile and celebrate English, Raddlebarn holds a number of reading and writing events. Examples of these fantastic events are:

–        Key Stage 1 Bed Time Stories

–        Key Stage 2 Reading around the Campfire

–        Roving Book Fair

–        World Book Day

–        Impact Workshops