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English Curriculum Statement

“The more that you read the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go!”     Dr Seuss


At St Andrew’s C of E Infant School, we believe that a good quality English curriculum should develop a love of reading, writing and discussion.

We are a reading school! We try to instil a love of reading in our children by providing them with rich and varied learning experiences. Children are encouraged to read for a range of purposes and pleasure. A systematic approach to teaching phonics ensures our children develop fluency and confidence in reading and spelling.

Our topic approach curriculum enables our young children to be enthused and engaged in English. Our children write for a range of purposes and for different audiences. They take pride in their writing!

Using quality texts and a range of genres enables our children to improve their vocabulary. Children are encouraged to speak with confidence and take part in discussion.

We understand at St Andrew’s that laying strong foundations in English skills is crucial for our children to advance through their school years.