At TGPASJ English is at the heart of our curriculum, pushing children to become articulate communicators and deep thinkers about our world and what it means to be human. Exposure to and immersion in quality texts helps to develop a shared culture and a life-long love of reading and writing. The focus texts provide all children with an entitled exposure to a range of significant stories, authors, styles and genres. Greater depth and deeper thinking skills are embedded across reading and writing for ALL our children to improve outcomes and drive standards. Distinct types of writing are practised each half term with an emphasis on lexical and grammatical structure.

Pupils are taught to read using texts from Oxford Reading Tree, Pearson and Accelerated Reader, in addition to those shared in lessons. Letters and Sounds forms the basis for all phonic teaching across the Academy.