The use of English in spoken and written form is the foundation of all learning. At The Oval School, we believe that literacy and communication are key life skills. Through a rich and varied English curriculum, we support pupils to develop the skills and knowledge that will enable them to communicate effectively and creatively with the world at large. We know that a high-quality education in English, and embedding these skills across all subjects, will teach pupils to speak, read and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others.
Pupils are taught to listen to others attentively with an increasing capacity to understand more complex information and ideas. Staff model grammatically correct, standard English in order that pupils confidently and accurately use spoken language to support and extend their learning across the curriculum through a wide range of opportunities. These include: retelling stories and poems; talk partners; drama and role play and class and school performances.