At Broad Oak Primary School, we believe the development of language and communication skills is of the highest priority.

In studying English, children develop skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening enabling them to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate effectively with others. All classes follow the new revised National curriculum for English

Our objectives in the teaching of English are:

  • to offer an exciting and accessible curriculum.
  • to develop the skills of each child to the highest level.
  • to nurture confident children who leave the school with an enjoyment of and passion for English.

How Reading is Taught

Reading in taught through systematic synthetic phonics. (Letters and Sounds in Key Stage 1 and Read Write Inc in Key Stage 2) The children are taught in groups reflecting the phase of the phonics programme that they are currently working within.

The teaching of reading is supported by a wide range of high quality school and home reading books from publishers such as ‘Oxford University Press’ and ‘Collins’.

Grammar, punctuation and spelling are taught through out all Key stages.


To find out what each class is doing this term, click on the topic letters under each class heading in the “Children” section.