At Hermitage, we stive to ensure that all our pupils are readers. Therefore our English teaching is all based around books. we follow 'The Power of Reading' scheme from Nursery to Year 6. All reading and writing objectives are covered through reading and analysing real books. Pupils are encouraged to explore the setting, characters and themes of a book and generate their own writing based on this. We aim to develop the children's creativity and love of reading through engaging teaching sequences that involve drama, discussion, debate and use of media.