The Edward Betham C of E Primary School


In the study of English, pupils develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. This enables them to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others effectively. They also study grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS). Our Grammar Glossary is available here. Pupils learn to become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and drama as well as non-fiction and media texts.

Pupils in Reception are introduced to our reading scheme and a range of other books and materials are used to develop fluency and a love of reading. Pupil progress in Reception and Key Stage 1 is recorded in a Reading Record Book. Parents/carers are asked to support their child/children by listening and reading to them at home every day as well as encouraging talk about stories and books. Parents/carers should continue to support their child/children with reading as pupils move into and through Key Stage 2 to consolidate and continue to develop reading skills for use across a wider range of texts for interest and learning.