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As the National Curriculum states, 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.

English and all the the skills of language are essential to participating as a member of society and underpins learning in all other areas. As educators, we want to give our children the best chances of success in life and so are committed to providing a structured, engaging curriculum, tailored to the needs of the pupils at Twin Sails Infant School and Nursery. We are dedicated to ensuring all children develop as confident readers and writers with a love of the English language.


At Twin Sails, we deliver our Phonics teaching through the guidance in Letters & Sounds', using Jolly Phonics to support it. To build up pupils sight vocabulary, we use 'Taming Tricky Words', alongside a variety of multi-sensory approaches.

In Reading, we use a wide variety of schemes, as we believe children should be exposed to as many different text types as possible. For example, Dandelion books, PM Stars, Oxford Reading Tree, Collins Rigby Star, among others. 


Please explore our Policy and Curriculum documents attached for further information and feel free to ask our staff any questions about the teaching and learning of English at our school.



Year 1 English Yearly Overview

  • Twin Sails Infant School and Nursery,
  • Blandford Road, Hamworthy,
  • Poole, Dorset, BH15 4AX
  • Telephone: 01202 672 377
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