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The St. Patrick's approach to English


At St Patrick's we strongly believe in the value of a strong, challenging and engaging English curriculum and, as such, strive to make meaningful links between the different areas of learning.


One of our biggest aims is to ensure that as readers, writers and performers, children see the connections between them. The phrase we often use is READ AS A WRITER AND WRITE AS A READER.


Our philosophy for teaching children is based in promoting a passion for reading and embedding Talk for Writing principles throughout our English curriculum from Reception to Year 6.


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