In studying English, pupils develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. We follow "Letters and Sounds." This enables them to express themselves creatively and imaginatively, and to communicate with others effectively.
Through "The Oxford Reading Tree" pupils learn to become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry, non-fiction and drama. The study of English helps pupils understand how language works by looking at its patterns, structures and origins. Using this knowledge, pupils can choose and adapt what they say and write in different situations. At St. John’s, each class in the school has a daily English lesson, which involves whole-class work, group activities and individual learning that may focus on speaking and listening or reading and writing skills.