At St John’s we believe that all modes of communication contribute equally to the development of children’s English skills and play a crucial role in understanding the world around us. We aim to develop pupils’ abilities within an integrated programme of Speaking & Listening, Reading & Writing.  Children are given opportunities to develop their use, knowledge and understanding of spoken and written English within a broad and balanced curriculum, with opportunities to consolidate and reinforce their English skills.

Fundamentally, our aim is to provide a language rich environment that promotes a culture of reading and writing and maintains a positive attitude to all aspects of English.