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Riverbridge Primary School


English is central to the curriculum at Riverbridge as it is the gateway to all learning. Everyone needs to be able to communicate effectively and appropriately in a range of situations. Learners in school communicate daily through speaking and listening, reading and writing. We aim to introduce a range of literature to pupils to improve the quality of their own language and to help them reflect on and consider the world. 

Our English provision is supported by the use of the Power of Reading programme, a programme which ensures our curriculum is enriched by the use of quality children's texts from which a number of cross-curricular links can be made.  More information about the programme can be found on the Writing tab below. 

Speaking and Listening

From their earliest time in school children are taught to listen effectively and to develop their ability to talk in a range of situations; for example taking messages, carpet discussions, circle time, sharing opinions, class debates and speaking in assembly. Opportunities for role-play and drama further develop qualities of empathy and oracy and impact positively on children's reading (comprehension) and writing skills.

Riverbridge Primary School