Two hours of English is timetabled in all classes across the school each day.
English includes the specific, targeted teaching of reading, writing, speaking and listening, as well as literature appreciation for older students. Skills learned at this time are applied in a variety of ways, to all areas of the curriculum.
Spelling is an essential component of the English curriculum. Learning to write well involves learning to spell, as writing creates the need for spelling. We take a consistent, whole school approach to spelling which looks at the sound, sound blends, rules, roots and meanings of words.
We pride ourselves on the excellent academic achievement of our students across all areas of English.