At Spring Grove we aim to enable our children to communicate effectively at school and in the wider world, giving them improved life opportunities. The skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing allow them to interact and communicate effectively and confidently, while equipping them with the practical and academic skills they need.

Our aim is to produce not only capable and confident readers, but readers with a love and appreciation of books and literature. The ability to read enables children to access learning and understanding for the rest of their lives. At Spring Grove, we follow the Letters and Sounds curriculum and use a mixture of different commercial reading schemes, supplemented by a wide range of quality texts that the children can read for pleasure both with an adult or independently.

Through reading, experience, exploration and excitement, the children at Spring Grove learn to write enthusiastically and imaginatively in a wide range of genres and for a variety of purposes. Our children learn the essential rules and technicalities of the English language as part of a blended and purposeful curriculum, which allows our children to create the best work possible.

We believe in the importance of spoken language in the development of the whole child. The quality and variety of language children hear and speak are vital to the development of vocabulary, grammar and the understanding of reading and writing. We explicitly teach speaking and listening giving children a range of opportunities to practise and develop confidence and competence.

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