The policy at The Bythams has always been to devote a large part of our time and resources to a subject that plays an integral part in everything a child does.
With a full range of fiction and non-fiction books for each child, we hope to encourage children to talk, read and write creatively and confidently. Most of all, we hope that we can help them to enjoy and respond positively to all the elements of English work.
Literacy lessons focus on reading, writing, grammar, spelling and speaking and listening. We have developed our own materials and we build on them each year. Literacy skills are used and taught in many subjects across the curriculum. An ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in the written word, is essential if children are to achieve their full potential in school and in adult life.