We want our pupils at St Sidwell's to learn English, so that:
  • They can read fluently and with good understanding
  • They develop the habit of reading widely and frequently both for pleasure and for information, including books from a range of cultures
  • They develop a wide vocabulary and understanding of grammatical conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • They write clearly and coherently adapting language and style for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • They use speaking and listening to learn, including debating, discussing and explaining their ideas to others
Early Reading
We use the Read Write Inc programme to ensure that our pupils make a fast start to learning to read.
You can find more information about this programme from this link:
We have developed a progression document for Early Reading to map the progress our pupils make with this vital learning.
Our progression for Reading from Early Years to Year 6 is shown in this document.
Our progression for Writing from Early Years to Year 6 is shown in this document. 
Mrs Rice leads English in our school, from Nursery to Year 6.
Mrs Clarke leads on Early Reading in our school.