Fostering a love of reading, alongside the development of core skills, is at the heart of the teaching of English at WPS.

Pupils are encouraged and enabled to express themselves creatively and imaginatively as they become enthusiastic and critical readers, across a variety of high quality texts.  Pupils gain an understanding of language and its uses through these powerful texts, which engage the children, stir ideas and feelings and excite their interest and imagination.

Written and oral communication skills are developed through listening, discussing and sharing opinions; writing for a range of purposes and audiences; and exploring ideas through drama and role-play. This is supported by a core skills programme which focuses on spelling, grammar and punctuation.