Intent: the English curriculum will ensure that all pupils:

  • Can communicate effectively through speaking and writing;
  • Will develop a love of reading that will enable them to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually and to both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know.
  • Will have a love for words and will develop the skills of language that are essential to participating fully as a member of society; pupils who do not learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are effectively disenfranchised.
  • Adopt the use Standard English with correct grammar in the appropriate contexts.


I will confidently communicate  my thoughts and feelings through speaking and writing. 

I can read with fluency and understanding for enjoyment and to gain knowledge.


Teachers will:

  • Plan and deliver a scheme of work that will focus on the progression of skills, knowledge and understanding over time in reading, writing and speaking;
  • Adopt a wide range of engagement strategies [including the use of technologies] to motivate pupils and secure their learning;
  • Provide opportunities for pupils to work independently and in groups and to demonstrate what they can do in a wide range of contexts including: within the classroom; in assemblies; through the publication and broadcasting of work etc work;
  • Develop strategies and support to ensure that all pupils:
  • Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information;
  • Acquire a wide vocabulary;
  • Have understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • Develop strategies including effective modelling to ensure all pupils write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences;
  • Plan regular opportunities for pupils to engage in discussions and make formal presentation so with increasing sophistication, they can elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas;
  • Teach pupils to control their speaking and writing consciously and to use Standard English.
  • Teach pupils the vocabulary they need to discuss their reading, writing and spoken language and to use the elements of spelling, grammar, punctuation;
  • Model how to understand the relationships between words, how to understand nuances in meaning, and how to develop their understanding of, and ability to use, figurative language.



Pupils will:

  • Make good progress from their starting points and achieve well;
  • Have a lifelong love of reading both for pleasure and learning;
  • Be able to communicate their opinions and feelings confidently in a range of contexts;
  • Be able to write fluently in-order to communicate their ideas and emotions to others