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Core Subject: English

Subject Leader: Mrs Lawton

"The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. Seuss

At Lanercost Primary School, we believe that reading and communication are key life skills. Through an engaging English curriculum, we will help children develop the skills and knowledge needed to enable them to become lifelong readers and learners and to communicate effectively and creatively through spoken and written language and equip them with the skills. We want children to enjoy and appreciate literature and its rich variety. We want children to have a life-long love of reading and feel they can read for pleasure to a high standard.

We firmly believe that reading feeds children’s imaginations and opens up a treasure house of wonder and joy for curious, young minds. We also believe that every child should be given the tools to develop into an enthusiastic and confident reader both at home and at school. Reading improves language and vocabulary, inspires imagination and gives everyone the opportunity to develop and foster new interests.