At MPJS we ensure that we teach pupils to speak, read 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. Developing pupils skills in reading will enable them to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually and the literature we immerse children in will play a key role in such development.


  1.  To promote high standards of language and literacy, reading, spelling, writing, speaking and listening

  2. To equip pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment

  3. To teach pupils to read easily, fluently and with good understanding

  4. To help pupils develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information

  5. To ensure that pupils acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language

  6. To help pupils to appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage

  7. To teach pupils to write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences

  8. To enable pupils to use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas

  9. To ensure that pupils are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.

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