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English

English studies embrace the full range of language activities; listening effectively, speaking appropriately, reading and writing.

Reading strategies are essential for effective information retrieval and comprehension of texts and therefore are developed fully. Emphasis is placed on reading both for pleasure and for information.The boys are encouraged to sample a wide range of genres and authors in our extensive library which is in regular use and is clearly appreciated.

In Years 4, 5 and 6 there are four elements to the Reading Award Scheme.  Reading material is chosen with teacher guidance and each pupil completes a record sheet and is briefly questioned about each completed book by his teacher.  The scheme begins with the Bronze Award in each year group and is intended to act as an incentive to read different types of material, to appreciate different genres and authors and to discover the variety of ways of presenting the written words.

Download details of the Reading Award scheme.

Mrs P J Lockett BEd
English Coordinator

I like English because we write lots of stories and I love writing stories.
James, Year 5.

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