English is taught daily to ensure that when children leave Wybourn Primary, they are literate and ready for the next stage in their education. Low baselines mean that considerable time must be allocated to the teaching of English and it forms the core of all teaching at Wybourn Community Primary School. Teachers cover a wide range of aspects of the English curriculum every day. As children move through the school, their speaking, listening, reading and writing is developed through different genres of narrative, non-fiction and poetry. Alongside this, their skills grow in the areas of vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, spelling and handwriting. We also use 'Progression in Language Structures' to develop children's functional language across the curriculum.