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English at St Richard's 

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

English in Early Years

In Early Years we believe that the firm foundations we provide are essential to give pupils the literacy skills to succeed as they progress through education. We provide an environment that enables pupil’s speech, language and communication to flourish, gives them the confidence to express themselves and to express their thoughts and feelings with others. We teach early phonics through Success for All and provide opportunities for pupils to apply their developing skills in all areas of the provision both indoors and outdoors. We ignite our pupils' imaginations by reading high quality texts which inspires them to create their own illustrations and early writing.

Come and take a look at what's been happening in English... 

Take a look at what we're learning in English...

Pupil Voice

Pupil voice shows that children enjoy their English learning throughout school. The following comments have been gathered from pupil voice, where children were given time to discuss what they have learnt.


  • "Ruby was happy at the end of Ruby's Worry." 


  • "I like it when Mrs Owen reads to me." 


  •  "Julia Donaldson wrote Stickman and The Gruffalo."  


  • "I like choosing my book to take home."  


  •  "Phonics is fun!"  


  • "We go to the library every week and we get to take a book home."

Our Curriculum

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Have Fun

Click on the links below to be transported to other websites all about English, some with interactive games for you to play and get involved with. 

Parent's guide to Early Years