English is a core part of the school curriculum.  

Our English Leads are Ms Kirk and Miss Dokoupilova.

Our Read Write Inc Teacher is Miss Bridgman.

Learning to Read and Write

Learning the sounds and letters which form the building blocks of reading and spelling are taught, beginning in the Foundation Stage, through Read Write Inc.


Read Write Inc is a scheme is based around the systematic teaching of phonics so children learn to blend their letter sounds quickly and so learn to read.  

On joining the school in Reception the children quickly start learning their sounds and reading simple books – ‘Ditties’.  The children then move up through the levels moving groups as they progress. They bring home the book they have been working on each week and we encourage you to read lots of stories to them at home to help build their vocabulary.

For more information please visit the Ruth Miskin website at: http://www.ruthmiskin.com/

Developing Literacy Skills through the English curriculum

As children progress through the school, the English curriculum becomes increasingly demanding.  By the end of KS2, pupils need to consistently demonstrate the skills outlined by the Department for Education in order to be awarded the expected level.  Please click here to see the skills required.

To help children secure the standards required, we have updated our curriculum.  We are using various resources to aid with planning and delivering challenging lessons which will support our pupils in meeting the demands of the National Curriculum.  These include:

  • Dizzy Spellers

  • PiXL

  • Power of Reading

Our curriculum for subjects such as Science and Topic also offer opportunities for children to practice and develop their literacy skills.  

Mrs Martin is the school's English Lead.

Ms Kirk has responsibility for cross-curricular learning, including writing and language development across the curriculum.

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