The three components of English, Oracy, Reading and Writing, are an important focus in every subject area.
The school currently follows the Welsh Government’s Literacy Framework Children are encouraged to express their thoughts, ideas and opinions in a variety of contexts and to a range of audiences. We use the process of story telling to feed into story writing and have found this to be a learning experience that is both enriching and enjoyable.
We have an extensive selection of fiction and non-fiction books suitable for all ages and interests. We use a range of strategies to support the development of children's reading skills e.g. phonic based programmes, guided reading, paired reading, shared reading and also have a large number of support staff who are trained to deliver Accelerated Literacy Leaning for children needing additional support with their reading. Parents and carers are encouraged to read with their children for at least 10 minutes every evening.
Children are provided with the opportunity to write for a range of purposes and for many different audiences across the curriculum. From the development of their emergent writing skills to cursive writing, children are encouraged to see themselves as writers and to use the skills covered through oracy and reading to produce written work they are proud of. Alongside this we teach grammar, spelling and punctuation to ensure that our children have the necessary life skills for writing.