Our English Curriculum
English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach children 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, our children 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; children who do not learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are effectively disenfranchised.
For I have plans for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper and not harm you. To give hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
The full Intent, Implementation and Impact document is below.
Take a look at the spelling expectations for each year group...
As children now undertake statutory Spelling, punctuation and Grammar tests in Year 6 and optional tests in Year 2, it is vital that grammar skills are taught consistently throughout the year groups.
Formal testing for standards in spelling, punctuation and grammar do not occur in other year groups but teacher assessments will take these areas into account when assessing children to be working towards, secure or working above age related expectations.
For more information about what is expected in other year groups, please see the grammar and spelling expectations by year group above.
It is very important that children read a minimum of three times a week and every day if at all possible to support the move from blending to fluency and comprehension.
Take a look at these prompts you can use to support children's understanding of what they read at home:
Children in Years 2 and 6 complete statutory SATS testing in reading. In all other year groups, teacher assessment will take place to ensure children are making good progress against their year group expectations.