The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.

The Pebworth English Curriculum aims to equip pupils with the English skills they need to be positive and confident learners who are well prepared for whatever path they choose, setting them up with the skills they need to excel in all areas of the curriculum.

We use Phonics Bug and Bug Club to teach early reading and support pupils to develop key skills by working in small, focused groups. As children progress through school, we engage in whole class guided reading, focusing on key skills at every stage. Pupils are supported to make progress in reading at their own pace and are challenged to read widely and deeply throughout their time with us.

At Pebworth First School we treat children as writers, from the earliest stage, who have ideas that they will want to communicate, building on writing skills they have acquired and their knowledge of print from their environment. We promote a love of telling stories beginning with drawings and mark making and progressing to writing. Children will be encouraged, by their classroom teachers, to discuss their English skills with their peers and with the whole class before beginning their written work. Our writing lessons follow Pie Corbets Talk4Writing approach; an engaging teaching framework based on the principles of how children learn

For more details of our approach to English, please see our English policy.