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English at Grove Primary School 

At Grove Primary School we believe that a high-quality education in English will allow children to communicate effectively, both in speaking and writing, as well as develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually.  Reading also enables children to learn new things and build on what they already know, allowing them to participate confidently and fully as a member of society. 

To achieve this, we have three main aims.

  • For children to acquire the basic skills of speaking and listening, reading and writing and be able to use and apply these skills independently across the curriculum.

  • To be exposed to a wide range of genre and literacy which is modern, historic, traditional, British and multicultural.

  • To develop the children’s love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.


At Grove Primary School we believe that language and literacy is fundamental to the overall development of the child and enables their access to the curriculum in all its aspects. We use a variety of teaching and learning styles in our English lessons to ensure all children are included and valued, following the Primary English Curriculum, implemented in September 2014. Pupils will be given opportunities to develop their use, knowledge and understanding of spoken and written English within a broad and balanced curriculum, with opportunities to consolidate and reinforce taught literacy skills. We strive to deliver English in a cross-curricular manner to enable the learning to take place through a source of interest and enjoyment.


The National Curriculum for English (2014) aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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

Click on the Kid's Zone link below to find a page packed full with exciting English games!