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At Peatmoor Community Primary School, we value reading and writing as important life skills, and we consider that an exciting, innovative English curriculum which enables and empowers children's written and oral communication is key. We believe these fundamental skills are essential to academic success and so through speaking and listening, reading and writing, and a rich vocabulary, children learn to express themselves creatively and imaginatively, and communicate with others effectively. 

We believe our curriculum should enable all pupils: 

  • To write with confidence and accuracy for a variety of purposes and audiences whilst developing their own individual flair. 
  • To be able to write with grammatical accuracy and apply spelling patterns correctly. 
  • To become avid readers; children who read widely and who are able to express preferences and opinions about the texts that they read. 
  • To have access to a wide range of text types, genres and authors and for them to make informed opinions about their favourites and become confident, thoughtful and enthusiastic readers who read for pleasure. 
  • To develop their ability to communicate orally for a range of purposes including a broad and rich vocabulary. 
  • To be exposed to a wide range of vocabulary so that they are able to decipher new words, then use them in their writing and when speaking both informally and formally. 
  • To apply all of these English skills to other areas of the curriculum.