The National Curriculum (2014) clearly states that teaching the English language is an essential, if not the most essential role of a primary school.
Teachers should develop pupils’ spoken language, reading, writing and vocabulary as integral aspects of the teaching of every subject. English is both a subject in its own right and the medium for teaching; for pupils, understanding the language provides access to the whole curriculum. Fluency in the English language is an essential foundation for success in all subjects.
At Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School the teaching of English encompasses the following:
- Spoken Language (speaking and listening)
- Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation
You can find a breakdown of the English curiculum across school on this page and in year group pages under the curriculum tab.