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At Churchend our vision is to provide a curriculum where each individual is challenged and inspired to reach his or her full potential in English. We aim to develop pupils' abilities within an integrated programme of Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing.  Pupils will be given opportunities to interrelate the requirements of English within a broad and balanced approach to the teaching of English across the curriculum, with opportunities to consolidate and reinforce taught English skills.
At Churchend we strive for children to be successful in all areas of English. We aim for a child to be able to:


  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
  • are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.

How you can help

Read with your child as often as possible at home, and try to continue reading to your child even as they become more confident, independent readers. Try using some of the ideas and games in the document below to challenge your child and make the most of each reading book that comes home. Reading part of a text for a second time is really useful because it encourages greater understanding of what has been read.