English Subject Lead

“My vision for English to engage and enthuse pupils to read and write across a range of genres and styles. By using high-quality texts that celebrate diversity as stimuli, pupils will develop their reading fluency, understanding and vocabulary. All children will use their reading skills to become accomplished writers who are able to write technically accurately and most importantly, show individuality and creativity within their writing. Children will be empowered to be confident and enthusiastic readers and writers for life. “

Miss. C . Arrowsmith

English Curriculum Aims

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
  • are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate

English Curriculum Design


Whole School English Overview


Please see below for individual year group yearly overviews for reading and writing.

Preschool Curriculum Overview

Nursery Curriculum Overview

Reception Curriculum Overview

Year 1 Curriculum Overview

Year 2 Curriculum Overview

Year 3 Curriculum Overview

Year 4 Curriculum Overview

Year 5 Curriculum Overview

Year 6 Curriculum Overview