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My name is Mrs Hardy and I am the English lead. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any information about English at Rosehill or advice on ways in which to help your child/children!



'A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others, and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society'. (National curriculum 2014)

English at Rosehill


At Rosehill Infant School, we believe that the development of language and literacy skills is of the highest priority. We have a diverse intake of children who between them speak many different languages. Whilst we value all languages, our aim is for all children to develop the necessary skills to become effective users of the English language in a collaborative and inclusive environment.   



We believe that:

  • Every child has the right to achieve their maximum potential without a pre-conceived limit being put on their ability and attainment.

  • The ability to succeed is not fixed and this is clear in both lesson design and class teaching.

  • All children should be given the opportunity to access the lesson regardless of previous attainment.

  • High expectations should be made clear to all learners.

  • Emphasising the high value of English education to all staff, pupils, parents and carers is key to our children becoming successful learners in English.

  • All staff should actively attempt to improve their pedagogical understanding of reading, writing and communication and language wherever possible, and feel supported by school leadership to this aim.

Photo Gallery:


Our G and T children attended the Derby Book Festival and met the famous Author Jeanne Willis! Here's a look at what they got up to!

We love Jeane Willis!

Reading is fun!

Come and have a look at all the reading opportunities we provide in school! 

Children love to read quietly and independently or together out loud!


Book Week

We had an amazing Book Week this year themed around 'Perfect Poetry!'  We  enjoyed reading and writing lots of poems, dressing up in our fancy dress parade and selling and raising lots of money to improve our class reading areas! A huge thank you to all the parents for their continued support and classroom visits during Book Week.

Have a look at what we got up to during Poetry Week. We enjoyed our visit from Poet John Rice.

Meet Rosehills Poets! Have a look at our fabulous Poetry Writing winners and the children having a super time during our fancy dress parade! They read poems, shared their learning and performed.

Ready Steady Read

Thank you to all those parents who supported us with 'Ready Teddy Read' week. We're very grateful to have such supportive parents. We hope the reading session on Friday morning was informative and you were able to take away some ideas on how to support your child with their reading at home. The children really enjoyed spending time sharing books with you!!