The school aims to provide a language rich environment within which all pupils can learn to communicate efficiently, effectively, purposefully and with enjoyment through the spoken, printed and written word.  

Emphasis is placed on learning to read and on the value of reading.  On entering school, children are exposed to a variety of reading material and we aim to develop in the children a love and enthusiasm for reading whilst creating habitual and competent readers.

The teachers aim to produce within the classroom an environment that provides and stimulates rich language experiences. The teachers also aim to provide a climate that fosters individual competence in listening and speaking.

Children are actively encouraged to become competent communicators in the written word. We give children the opportunity to write for as many different audiences and purposes as possible.



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St Oswald's Catholic Primary School

Chapel Lane, Longton, Preston, PR4 5EB

T: 01772 613402

E: bursar@longton-st-oswalds.lancs.sch.uk