At Cottam Primary School, through our teaching of English, we strive for our children to become articulate and imaginative learners. We want our children to discuss, debate, support, challenge and build using their spoken language clearly and their listening skills keenly. We want our children to love reading and to do it with ease, fluency and understanding for pleasure and to widen their understanding of the world. We want our children to enjoy words using language to its full when writing for a whole variety of purposes and audiences making themselves understood and entertaining others.
"If you know how to read, then the whole world opens up to you." Barack Obama
"Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s." Stephen King
"Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass." Anton Chekhov