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Minehead First School Making sure school matters to every child


Every child a reader, every child a writer 


At Minehead First School, we believe that English – literature, composition and grammar are key life skills. Through the English curriculum, we ensure that our children develop the skills and knowledge required that will enable them to communicate effectively and creatively through spoken and written language. This will lay vital foundations and allow them to become lifelong learners. 


English is at the heart of all children’s learning, it enables children to communicate with others effectively for a variety of purposes. It also allows them to examine their own and others’ experiences, feelings and ideas giving these order and meaning. 


We believe that reading is a life skill that is a right of every child. Without the ability to read and decode text, so much of the world is closed off to a child and later as an adult. At Minehead First every child will be immersed into a print rich environment where books are respected and loved. We want to inspire children through books and promote a love of reading to empower our children to become lifelong readers. At Minehead First School books are used to open the imaginations of the children and as a gateway to other worlds.