At Halebank C of E Primary School we believe that English is a fundamental life skill. It develops children’s ability to listen, speak, read and write for a wide range of purposes. We believe a love of language and reding starts at a young age and lasts a life time. We aim to foster this in all our children. 

The ability to develop the use of the English language is crucial for each child’s education.  It is the main medium through which the rest of the curriculum is learned and taught and the means by which children interpret the world around them and communicate with other people. 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. Children 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.

English is a core subject in the National Curriculum. We use the Pathways Programmes as the basis for implementing the statutory requirements of the programme of study for English. 

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