At Bushy Hill we believe English is of paramount importance as it underpins all other areas of our curriculum. We provide a high-quality education to support all children to speak and write fluently, and to teach pupils to communicate their ideas and emotions to others through their reading and listening. Developing decoding and comprehension skills of reading enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and make links with the world around them. We promote an enjoyment and love of English and literature through a variety of books, authors and other media; using these as a supportive tool to inspire writing. We actively teach the skills of spelling, grammar, handwriting and punctuation throughout all areas of the curriculum. We understand the importance of drama which encourages the development of an active, vivid imagination to support all areas of English.