Burraton Community Primary School

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A good English education underpins a child’s attainment and progress.

With this in mind, we attach great importance to the opportunities provided to children within all aspects of English.

Speaking and listening is high profile in all that we do across the school day. Children are taught the skills of being good speakers and listeners, with due attention being paid to the correct use of grammar and standard English.

Our English curriculum is embedded in quality texts and children will enter their learning journey alongside some of the most famous authors to have lived: Tolkien, Morpurgo, Dahl - they will be our companions as we progress in our learning. Children will have the opportunity to explore the literary techniques of a variety of different authors and apply these to a range of different genres of writing. They will also explore a range of grammatical constructs and learn how to embed these within their own writing.

In reading, children access a range of opportunities through Accelerated Reader. They will be excited and exhilarated by the range of challenges that are offered - who will join the ranks of the prestigious millionaire readers? Additionally, we teach explicitly reading skills which are so necessary to effective readers, including authorial technique, inference and retrieval.

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