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At St. Helen's we believe that reading for pleasure should be a fundamental part of childhood and lifelong learning whatever the child’s ability, background or culture. We believe that every one of our children deserves a rich curriculum which encourages extensive reading of, and exposure to, a wide range of texts. This is explained further on the reading  page.

Our English work is delivered through 'The Power of Reading' and children will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of learning from drama, speaking and listening and feature spotting, which in turn will enhance their writing and overall English.

As a whole school we are developing our wealth of knowledge through 'Vocabulary Ninja' and this is evident in pupil books, displays and from speaking to pupils directly.