At St. Edmund’s we have a passion for high quality teaching and learning of English. We believe that English is a vital part of our curriculum; it provides children with the most valuable skills for life, which enable them to communicate effectively. A variety of teaching approaches are used to develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
We believe that every child can develop a love for, and succeed in reading and writing. We aim to instil this belief in the children themselves. We also hope to develop and foster an intrinsic motivation to read and write in all children.
As reading skills develop, children are exposed to a wide range of quality texts, both fiction and non-fiction, written by a variety of authors. We offer support and guidance to help the children choose books that are most appropriate and provide a suitable level of challenge.