Children in years 1—6 undertake a daily English lesson, which may contain the following:

  • Whole class — shared reading or writing
  • Teaching of phonics, spelling or grammar
  • Group reading or writing — Independent work practising skills previously taught
  • Plenary session to discuss learning

Additionally, each class has:

  • at least three additional reading lessons each week
  • separate spelling, punctuation and grammar lessons
  • handwriting lessons/practise
  • daily class novel

We place great importance on the development of language skills throughout the whole curriculum, aiming to achieve a balance between speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Parents of those children who experience difficulty with any aspect of English will be invited to discuss how to support their child.  Usually this will involve developing an individual plan in line with our special educational needs policy – it may include extra practice in school, use of different materials and possible referral to an Educational Psychologist and / or a Speech and Language Consultant.

End of Year Expectations in Writing

Writing Genre Overview Years 1-6


Useful Website Links for English and Writing

National Curriculum- English Programmes of Study


Primary Writing Project


Talk for Writing


Espresso Discovery Education


KS1 English


KS2 English


Literacy Shed


Pobble 365


Primary Resources


2021 English policy

2021 Handwriting policy

2021 Library policy

2021 Presentation policy

2021 Reading for pleasure policy

English Twitter