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The Dassett C of E Primary School

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We believe that communication is key and that it is vital to develop speaking and listening skills early on so that children develop their communication skills, their imagination and their literacy 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. They can then build their literary skills through learning from those who write.Reading also enables pupils to learn so many new things and to build their knowledge in all areas of life. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society; pupils, therefore, those who do not learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are effectively disenfranchised.

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




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