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Welcome to Sussex Road School English

At Sussex Road Primary School, we believe that every child has the right to develop the effective communication skills needed to be successful throughout their onward education and into lifelong careers.  We want children to enjoy language: listening to it, reading it and to be excited to explore its uses.  Developing literacy and language skills is fundamental to being able to explore the whole curriculum: without the ability to communicate effectively through speaking and writing, children are restricted in how they engage with other areas of learning.


To inspire children's writing, we start with a core text that could be fiction (either classic or modern) or non-fiction.  As well as being an engaging text to interest the children, this can provide models of vocabulary, punctuation and grammar that the children can use in their own writing.  There are also opportunities to explore the text further through drama and debating which enables the children to develop their spoken language.