A good English education underpins a child’s attainment and progress. With this in mind, at Eastway we attach great importance to the opportunities provided to children within all aspects of English.


Speaking and Listening

Speaking and listening is high profile in all that we do across the school day. Children are taught the skills of being good speakers and listeners, with due attention being paid to the correct use of grammar and standard English.



Our English curriculum is embedded in quality texts and children will enter each English unit alongside some of the best authors and poets known: Michael Morpurgo, Julia Donaldson, Roald Dahl and many more- they will be the classes companions as they progress in their learning. Children will have the opportunity to explore the literary techniques of a variety of different authors and apply these to a range of different genres of writing. They will also explore a range of grammatical constructs and learn how to embed these within their own writing.



In reading, children access a range of opportunities through guided, shared and independent reading. They will be excited and exhilarated by the range of texts and reading challenges that are offered.  Additionally, we teach explicitly reading skills which are so necessary to effective readers, including authorial technique, inference and retrieval. We also use Phonics as the initial stage of teaching children to read.