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A high quality education in English teaches pupils to write and speak fluently to enable them to communicate their ideas and emotions effectively to others. 


The importance of spoken language underpins the development of reading and writing.  At Elmtree, children are exposed to a variety of language which helps to develop their vocabulary, grammar and understanding. Competence in writing is developed through spelling, story writing and handwriting lessons.


Literature plays a key role in development and children are encouraged to read for enjoyment, comprehension and information.


There is a structured reading scheme in school with the children sharing different books at home over the course of the week.  Children also have access to our library and take home a library book each week. 


For information on phonics at Elmtree please visit


English Curriculum Progression Document