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A excellent grasp of basic English skills are fundamental to give you access to all opportunities in life. At St. Stephen's we aim to give children excellent independent reading, writing and communication skills to equip them for their futures.



 We follow the 'Talk for Writing' teaching approach. This is a fun and interactive way to teach writing that immerses the children in language and a variety of text types.

Talk for Writing enables children to imitate the key language they need for a particular text-type orally, before they try reading and analysing it. Through fun activities that help them rehearse the tune of the language they need, followed by a shared writing experience to show them how to craft their writing, children are taught how to write in the same style.

For more information see the website by clicking here: Talk for Writing

Puncuation and Grammar

Punctuation and grammar are the toolkits writers use. At St. Stephen's we have embedded punctuation and grammar into our everyday teaching of English as well as having stand alone lessons when required.

For a, 'jargon buster', for all the grammatical terms that are now being taught to your children, please use the excellent and informative document below.

English Glossary


Spelling correctly is an essential skill to become a good communicator. Children are taught through phonics in the younger years and progress to learning about spelling rules and patterns as the children progress through the school.

We have recently invested in the Nelson spelling scheme which uses a variety of activities to embed spelling rules, enabling children to spell correctly in their written work.

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