At Wolviston Primary School we believe that a quality English curriculum should develop a child’s love of reading, writing and discussion. We aim to inspire an appreciation of our rich and varied literary heritage and form a habit of reading widely and often. We recognise the importance of nurturing a culture where children take pride in their writing and can write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. We want to inspire children to be confident in the art of speaking and listening – using discussion in order to learn and competently making formal presentations and participating in debate. We believe that children need to develop a secure knowledge base in English, which follows a clear pathway of progression as they advance through the primary curriculum. We believe that a secure basis in literacy skills is crucial to a high quality education and will give our children the tools they need to participate fully as a member of society.