Reading is at the core of the English curriculum, with a big emphasis on reading widely and frequently, outside as well as in school, both for pleasure and information.

By the end of Year 6, pupils’ writing should be fluent, reflecting their understanding of the audience and the purpose of their piece.  Pupils’ writing skills are developed, ensuring appropriate spelling, vocabulary, punctuation, grammatical choices and sentence structure have been made.

Spoken English is fed throughout all aspects of the English curriculum, with teachers continuing to emphasise pupils’ enjoyment and understanding of language, especially vocabulary, to support their reading and writing.

Handwriting (not currently assessed under the national curriculum) is expected to be fluent and legible, following the Moss Hall style.