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English at Caedmon

 English at Caedmon is at the heart of all children’s learning and we see reading in particular as the vehicle to understanding all other areas of the curriculum. It enables children both to communicate with others effectively, for a variety of purposes and to examine their own and others’ experiences, feelings and ideas, giving these order and meaning.  We celebrate reading and writing through whole school events and enrich experiences by having authors, journalists and illustrators visit school and work with the children. 




At Caedmon we want all children to be passionate about reading and writing. We are determined that ALL children will become highly competent readers and writers by the end of their time with us. It is our intention to immerse pupils in the wonders of quality texts to instil a love for reading, a passion for discovery and a confidence to explore their imagination. During their time at Caedmon all children will be exposed to a high-quality education in English. This will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others, and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Pupils at Caedmon say English lessons are ‘inspiring, challenging and fun’. They enjoy listening to their teachers read and getting lost in stories.  Our reading breakfasts and author visits are something that children talk passionately and enthusiastically about.