At Barby C of E Primary School, we see a good understanding of English to be central to all aspects of learning. We want our children to be enthusiastic, confident and lifelong readers; we strive to not only teach them key reading skills but also foster a passion for reading! We celebrate and provide rich reading experiences at every available opportunity, so that all our children develop a love of the written word.
We believe that there is a strong connection between children’s reading experience and the writing process, as children can only write successfully if they have a full understanding of the features of specific genres. Therefore, we place strong emphasis on using children’s knowledge of texts type and language to promote good writing skills. Through exciting contexts and stimulating experiences, children are actively encouraged to develop their style of writing to develop confidence in writing effectively and accurately for a range of genres and purposes.
Please select the tabs in our English menu to find out more about how our children learn at Barby.