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Richard Bonington Primary and Nursery SchoolTogether, 'we make a difference'

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Richard Bonington Primary and Nursery SchoolTogether,'we make a difference'


Our aims in teaching English are that all children should:


  • enjoy writing in different contexts and for different purposes and audiences, including themselves
  • write with increasing awareness of the conventions of grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • form letters correctly, leading to a fluent and legible, cursive handwriting style
  • develop listening and comprehension skills through a variety of means including reciprocal and non-reciprocal situations
  • develop their spoken language skills in drama activities and as a valuable tool and progression to develop their writing skills
  • express opinions, articulate feelings and formulate appropriate responses to increasingly complex questions and instructions
  • develop positive attitudes towards books so that reading is a pleasurable activity
  • read a varied selection of texts whilst gaining an increased level of fluency and understanding
  • develop a range of reading strategies for approaching reading: using and applying phonological, contextual, grammatical and graphic knowledge
  • use reading as a means of gathering information to support their learning throughout the entire curriculum