Introduction

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At St Paul's School we aim to promote high standards of language and literacy. We encourage the children to develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information.   The children take home reading books twice a week, with older children being encouraged to take them home and return them every day. All children from Reception to Year 6 take part in guided reading sessions weekly. Each year we celebrate World Book day with lots of fun activities in School.  
 
 At St Paul's School, we recognise that writing is integral to all aspects of our curriculum and we strive to ensure that children develop a healthy and enthusiastic attitude towards writing. The skill of writing provides children with a way of communicating with themselves and others by sharing their knowledge and ideas. We believe the best way to do this is to build on the children's stiumlation and enthusiasm. That might include writing about experiences they have or researching local places and people of interest or stimulation through the class novel. We aim to create a culture of writing in our school. 
 
"English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually."    National Curriculum 2014