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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life



At Fawbert and Barnard’s, pupils are immersed in English throughout their day. It is a key skill for life to be able to read and write and we want everyone to leave here able to do that to the best of their ability.

Children will:

  • Develop a rich vocabulary through reading quality texts and making the link from reading to writing.
  • Write for different purposes and have an element of choice about how they write, making sure there is a clear purpose.
  • Be exposed to quality and engaging texts and select books from a wide range of authors.
  • Develop stamina for writing and be able to write independently for longer periods of time.
  • Develop grammar skills through being taught age appropriate grammar within the context of English.
  • Become fluent readers and read for pleasure as well as purpose.
  • Be inspired to write through maximising opportunities to write from first-hand experience.
  • Be inspired to learn through enthusiastic teaching and effective modelling of key skills.
  • Communicate their ideas effectively through using appropriate speaking and listening skills.
  • Apply what they have learnt in English to other areas of the curriculum and make appropriate links.