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English is a fundamental life skill; it develops the children's ability to communicate effectively, to listen, speak, read and write for a wide range of purposes.  A child needs an environment rich in language to develop successfully.

Children should be given the skills to express themselves creatively and imaginatively as they become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry, drama as well as non-fiction and media texts. All children should be taught the skills which support them to become an effective writer using the application of the correct grammar, spelling conventions and taught vocabulary.  Opportunities for writing should exist throughout the curriculum and all elements of English should immerse the children on an daily basis.

At Wheatfield, we start children on their reading and writing journey through the use of high quality phonics teaching. The school uses Letters and Sounds (please see the document at the bottom of the page) and they have a daily lesson from  YR R to YR 2. In YR 1, children take the government phonics screening test. All staff have been trained in the teaching of phonics so if children in KS2 need further support than this is implemented into the child’s day.

Please find below links to some websites you could use at home to support your child's English learning.

Phonics Play Phonics
Letters & Sounds Letters and
Top Marks Letters & Sounds Topmarks - Letters and
Top Marks Writing Topmarks -


Progression in each phase for letters and sounds.pdf
High Frequency Words.pdf
Letters and Sounds - DfES.pdf