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School vision for the teaching of English

At St Oswald’s we recognise that without effective communication, little achievement can be made. We aim to develop the abilities of all children in our school to communicate their ideas effectively in speech and writing. Children are enabled 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. They gain an understanding of how language works by looking at its patterns, structures and origins. Children use their knowledge, skills and understanding in speaking and writing across a range of different situations.

When starting school children are able to learn and develop their literacy skills through the 7 different areas of learning. The prime areas being; Personal, Emotional and Social Development. (PSED), Communication and Language. (CL) and Physical development.  The specific areas are: Mathematics, Literacy, Understanding the World and Expressive Art and Design. Activities are planned to ensure that children have the opportunities to work towards the Early Learning Goals and prepare them for the National Curriculum.





Reading Information

Key Learning in English


Reading and Writing Targets 2017-18


Common Exception Words


Parent Information


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