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"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" - National Curriculum 2014


At Shrewsbury Cathedral Catholic Primary School and Nursery, we aim to ensure that all pupils: 

  • Leave Primary school able to read easily, fluently and with good understanding to 
  • Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • Acquire a wide vocabulary that they can use to express their thoughts, ideas and feelings.
  • Develop an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language which can support them in writing, speaking and learning other languages. 
  • Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage and writing from around the world.
  • Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.
  • Use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
  • Are competent in the arts of speaking and listening and confident to make formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.


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