English is a vital tool for communicating with others in school, in the wider world and for adult life. It is fundamental to learning in all other curriculum subjects. Whilst studying English, pupils will develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Pupils will learn to express themselves creatively and imaginatively, whilst also learning to communicate with others confidently and effectively.

At Selwood Academy it is our aim to allow all pupils to develop Literacy skills through a rich and varied selection of Units of study. These units have been created to reflect different learning styles, involve challenge and thought, to embrace new technology and follow National Strategies therefore ensuring progression across our School.

It is our aim to offer a miscellany of non-fiction themes, fiction texts, plays and poetry that appeal to pupils, allowing all to share and access skills at an age-appropriate level.

There are many things that Parents can do at home to support this learning. Please encourage a regular, daily reading habit, assist and support in developing independent homework strategies plus discuss local and national issues with your children.

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