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At East Wichel Community Primary School and Nursery, we place a big emphasis on developing reading and writing as it is the cornerstone of everyday life. During a school day, pupils are taught the skills of phonics, reading, writing, spelling and speaking and listening.

English lessons take place throughout the school to provide a daily period of dedicated English teaching time for all pupils. English unites the important skills of reading and writing, and also involves speaking and listening. Good oral work enhance pupils’ understanding of language in both oral and written forms and of the way language can be used to communicate. It is also an important part of the process through which pupils read and compose texts.


We aim to develop the love of reading in pupils and, therefore, provide them with the opportunity and encouragement to read a variety of texts and genre.


Daily phonic lessons in Reception and Key Stage 1 lay the foundations to reading and writing and spelling lessons in Key Stage 2 extend this learning. We place high emphasis on presentation and therefore handwriting is practised regularly and pupils are encouraged to take pride and value their work.

What's new in English?

To celebrate National Poetry Day 2020, KS2 have taken part in the Young Writers poetry writing competition.  The children have come up with some great ideas for their own peculiar pet.  We've had a contortionist cat, a horrible hamster and a jelly eating giraffe!  There's a chance to get published in the Young Writers book so watch this space!