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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.

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Parents Phonic Meeting

Parent Phonics Meeting

A huge thank you to all the parents who came to the Phonics session and took part! It was good to see you all and share the fabulous, fun learning that takes place! 🤩

We love Zanib Mian

Our G and T children attended the Derby Book Festival and met the famous Author Zanib Mian!

Our Fabulous Year 2 Star Readers have been to see Zanib Mian  at the Derby Theatre as part of the Derby Book Festival! They had an amazing time listening to Zanib talk about her life and books, followed by an extra treat for being wonderful!

Read below for some fantastic facts about this wonderful author!
Zanib fell in love with writing at primary school. After studying molecular cell biology at University College London, she taught science in secondary school before deciding to move into children’s publishing. Zanib felt that characters from all minorities were missing from books for young children and launched Sweet Apple Publishers with a clear commitment to publishing inclusive books.

Her books include Oddsockosaurus and The Robot That Said Moo. They have featured on the BBC’s CBeebies Bedtime Stories show and in the Guardian for their contribution to diverse children’s literature. Her book The Muslims won the 2018 Little Rebels Award and was longlisted for the 2018 UKLA Book Awards. She has also been nominated for the 2019 Carnegie Medal.

Book Week

The children have had a fantastic week celebrating books! 📚
Congratulations to all winners and competition entries 🎉
Thank you parents and families for your continued support for making our school events successful!

Book Week

We had an amazing Book Week this year themed around 'Performance 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 during Book Week.

Dress Up Parade

A huge THANK YOU to all our brilliant Rosehill staff for bringing Book week to life!

Masked Reader.mp4

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The teachers chose to read their favourite poems and the children had to guess who they were.
Enjoy listening and see if you can guess the masked readers!

Read, Achieve, Succeed

🎉Congratulations to our Star Readers of the week! 🎉
We had a fantastic time in our Reading Achievement Assembly giving out certificates, stickers and enjoying a shared story.


Have a look at what we got up to during Poetry Week. We enjoyed our visit from Poet & Author Billy Bob Button.

The award winning, bestselling children’s author, Billy Bob Buttons,  visited our school,

He is the author of sixteen very popular children’s books including Felicity Brady and the Wizard’s Bookshop, the bestselling Muffin Monster, Tiffany Sparrow Spook Slayer, The Cool Kids Book Prize winner, WIDE AWAKE, and the UK People’s Book Prize winner and bestseller, I think I Murdered Miss. Last year, this book sold over 40,000 in the UK alone and won the 2014 UK People’s Book Prize.

Every year, he meets with approx. 50,000 primary school children to deliver his popular literacy workshops.

The children and teachers enjoyed a fantastic afternoon with Billy Bob Button reading his award winning story extracts and re creating his illustrations of infamous characters! He gave us great tips on using words to make our writing ✨ shine! He even read our Reception Children an award winning story!

Mr. Buttons also did a book signing at the end of the school day and was happy when meeting our fantastic parents!