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Catherine Wayte

Primary School


"At Catherine Wayte, we recognise the central importance of English: as a medium for thought, learning and expression across the curriculum, and as a subject in its own right. Children need a facility with language in order to learn, and to play a full and active part as individuals within society. We aim to help children develop a love for the English language through the spoken and written word... The more powerful the language they have at their disposal, the more they shape and influence their response to texts and interaction with others"

- an extract from our English Policy (full document can be found below)


English is always a key focus in our planning for school development, and we are constantly reviewing our practice in school to ensure that our curriculum is engaging, interesting and diverse.  The sections below outline some of the work we have been doing in school recently to develop our teaching of English.  Please bear in mind that this section of the website is still under development!

Story, Poetry, Rhyme and Song Progression