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At Tannery Drift we strive to teach so that children enjoy and achieve in English and fully embrace the National Curriculum’s aims in our English lessons. 

We take a whole school approach to developing literate, confident children, through a purposeful, creative and progressive English curriculum so that children who have the skills needed to make good progress in all their subjects and to become fully literate members of society. 

A boy and a girl stand next to each other in the school library, sharing a book and smiling.
Children enjoy exploring books in our well-stocked library

All staff receive regular training and guidance and work very closely together to tailor their teaching approaches to meet the needs of each individual child.

Through a consistent and skills-based approach, we teach children the fundamental skills of reading and writing and equip them to be able to make the correct choices in their journey to become independent writers.  Please refer to the sections below to see how each area of the English curriculum is taught.