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Our English Intent


At Harston and Newton Community Primary School, our aim is to help children develop fluency in, and a love for, the English language, through the spoken and written word. We recognise that English is a core subject within the National Curriculum and that language and literacy is fundamental to the overall development of the child as it enables their access to work undertaken in all other areas of the curriculum.  The acquisition of the necessary knowledge and skills needed to succeed is therefore of the utmost importance to us and the teaching of English is given a high priority within school.  Confidence in basic language skills enables children to communicate creatively and imaginatively, preparing them for their future journey through education and beyond. We aim to:

  • create a positive reading and writing culture in school, where both are promoted, enjoyed and considered a pleasure for all pupils;
  • ensure that every child becomes a reader, a writer and a confident speaker by the time they leave Harston and Newton.

As such, we strive to deliver Literacy in a manner that enables the learning to take place through a source of interest and fun, relevant to everyday life so that our children learn to communicate and function effectively in a literate society.



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