When our children leave Wheldon we expect them to be avid readers, children who read fluently and widely and are able to express simple preferences and opinions about the texts that they read. We want them to read for pleasure, having had access to a wide range of text types, genres and authors in order for them to make informed opinions about their favourites. We want to produce children who write with confidence for a variety of purposes and audiences whilst developing their own individual flair. We want our children to be able to begin to write with grammatical accuracy and be able to apply spelling patterns they have learned correctly using a neat handwriting style. We aim to expose our children to a wide range of vocabulary so that they are able to decipher new words and then use them when speaking both informally and formally. We also aim for our children to apply all of these English skills to all areas of the curriculum.