At St. Andrew’s, we promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written language. Children are encouraged to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment, both at home and in school, in all lessons.

We aim for our children to read easily, fluently and with good understanding, to appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage and to write clearly, accurately and coherently for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.

Reading and Writing are taught throughout school in a number of different ways; using real books and text extracts, with whole class and small group guided sessions. Children are taught the many different skills involved in learning to write through discrete English lessons, and through other subjects. Spellings, Handwriting and Grammar and Punctuation are taught as part of English lessons.