English

At Gallions, we have developed our own curriculum for English. We understand that skills in English are essential for success within school and in later life. We teach English creatively through the use of high quality texts, which inspire our children and develop their speaking, listening and love of reading and writing.

The early development of reading is taught through a systematic programme of synthetic phonics (Read, Write Inc). We develop these reading skills through exposure to rich texts. We take time to read for engagement, read to develop as readers and read as a model of writing.

We have worked with the Literary Curriculum for over four years and we are proud to have become a Flagship School. The quality texts are chosen to engage our pupils, challenge them with exposure to rich language and give a purpose and context to the writing they produce. We take pride in publishing our writing and sharing this with a range of audiences.