At Ellington Primary School, we recognise that in order to provide a high-quality education, which will help prepare children for their futures in education and beyond, children must have a strong foundation in all aspects of English: reading, writing, grammar and spelling. English is at the core of our curriculum and everything we do. We aim to inspire children whilst developing and providing pupils with essential skills and knowledge that are fundamental to unlocking all subjects in the curriculum as well as exploring and understanding the world around them. High quality texts are at the centre of our English curriculum, our aspiration is that children will become lifelong readers who are enthusiastic, engaged and who love to read. We know that reading is the gateway that makes all other learning possible. Our English curriculum closely follows the aims of the National Curriculum for English 2014 and is centred around our curriculum drivers: aspirations, tolerance, and independent thinking.