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What is the subject English?

English consists of speaking and listening, reading and writing. Speaking and listening takes place across the curriculum every day and we encourage children to work in pairs or small groups using “talk for learning”. From an early age, children are provided with regular opportunities at St Helen’s to express their ideas clearly; this not only helps to develop confident speaking, but also consolidates learning. 
All children are heard read weekly by an adult at school and we ask for your support in hearing your child read a minimum of 4x a week at home.