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The Dassett C of E Primary School

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We believe in the centrality of language in the curriculum and aim to provide a rich and stimulating language environment. Here the children develop reading, writing and speaking and listening skills.

Purpose of Study:

English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society; pupils, therefore, who do not learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are effectively disenfranchised.

Our main phonics teaching program is Song Of Sounds but we also access  other phonics resources to support this, including Jolly Phonics and Letters and Sounds. Children start their learning in phonics from day one of Reception.