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Peter Gladwin Primary School

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English AT PGS                                                                                                   


The teaching and learning of English is an integral part of our curriculum at Peter Gladwin.  We believe that effective communication is the basis of successful learning across all curriculum subjects. As well as carefully planned opportunities to develop English skills, knowledge and understanding, (following the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework 2020, Development Matters 2020 and the National Curriculum for English 2013), our creative approach allows the teaching and learning of English to span all other subjects through our topic-based approach, creating exciting opportunities to further the children’s understanding. We base our teaching of reading and writing around high-quality texts that promote equality and diversity, along with a rich vocabulary to help provide the cultural capital our children need to succeed in life. Alongside their reading and writing, children develop their speaking and listening skills; wide-ranging cross-curricular opportunities for discussion, role-play and drama enhance this key element of learning.

Peter Gladwin children are provided with a world of rich opportunities through which to develop a love of reading, writing and the dramatic arts. They benefit from a wide variety of first-hand experiences, in and beyond the classroom, such as Brighton Festival ‘Young City Reads’, ‘Adopt-an-Author’ initiatives, visits from aspirational speakers and theatre companies, school performances and productions, assemblies and educational visits.

  Please use the following links to find out more information about writing, reading & phonics.

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                           Writing           Phonics     Introduction to Phonics booklet       Reading

See below for the PGS / PenPals guide to handwriting progression from YR to Y6