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            Mrs L Shotliff
      English Subject Leader




English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know.  All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society.



LMPS English Policy Introduction

  • English is the most important life-skill that we can teach the children at Lytchett Matravers Primary School and is often the ‘keystone’ for other areas of learning.
  • English develops children’s ability to communicate in spoken and written form. Through developing their knowledge, skills and understanding in English, children learn to appreciate that communication in all forms contributes to their wider understanding of the world in which they live.
  • The New English curriculum provides breadth and balance, is relevant and engaging and is differentiated to match needs and abilities.

I hope that you will find the documents below helpful, as they will give you an insight to our English Curriculum here at Lytchett Matravers Primary School.  If you have any further questions, please feel free to to contact me through the school office.