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At the Spires Federation we believe that a quality English Curriculum is vital to support children in developing and nurturing the fundamental skills of reading and writing.  

We want children to become lifelong readers, confident communicators and eager writers. 

The curriculum should develop children’s love and happiness of reading, writing and discussion. This will prepare them for future success within the wider world. We recognise the importance of nurturing a culture where children take pride in their writing, can write clearly and accurately and adapt their language and style for a range of contexts. The teaching of writing through a text base approach will provide children the opportunity to communicate and explore with the world further than their own town, thus developing aspirations children may have.  

We want to inspire everyone to be confident and happy in the art of speaking and listening and who can use discussion to communicate and further their learning. 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. A secure basis in English 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. 

Our curriculum drivers of Worldly Wise, Wellbeing and Aspiration run clearly through our cohesive, progressive English curriculum.