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English

Rationale

At Sacred Heart School, English and the teaching of English is the foundation of our curriculum.  Our aim is to ensure every child progresses to the best of their ability in the areas of English reading, writing, speaking and listening by the time they leave school in Year 6.  We recognise that each child has their own starting point upon entry to every year group and progress is measured in line with these starting points to ensure every child can celebrate success.

English at Sacred Heart is not only a daily discreet lesson, but the cornerstone of the entire curriculum.  It is embedded in all our lessons, and we strive for a high level of English for all.  Through using high-quality texts, immersing children in vocabulary rich learning environments and ensuring curriculum expectations and the progression of skills are met, the children at Sacred Heart will be exposed to a language rich, creative and continuous English curriculum which will not only enable them to become literate but will also develop a love of reading, creative writing and purposeful speaking and listening.