At St Meryl English is taught every day either as a subject in its own right or through other subjects such as history, geography etc.
Children are encouraged to speak clearly and to articulate sentences accurately.
Daily handwriting takes place across the school and phonics in the Early Years, Key Stage 1 and into Key Stage 2 as and when necessary.
Children are encouraged to read widely and to develop a love of books. In guided reading sessions they are taught how to read words on-sight but also to read for meaning and develop their skills of inference and deduction.
Children are taught the craft of writing and given opportunities to write at length and for longer periods of time as their writing ability develops.
The document below shows the units of work typically covered in English lessons across the school.
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