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English

The National Curriculum for English

PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_English_220714.pdf

English Intent

English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach pupils 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, pupils 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; pupils, therefore, who do not learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are effectively disenfranchised.


Early Reading and Writing

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Developing Reading and Writing

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Community Library Project

Reading Miles Scheme

Book Day Potato Characters

Thank you to everyone who took part this year.


They were all amazing.


I hope you enjoyed making them as much as we did. Congratulations to our winners.


Thank you to all the parents for supporting this event and encouraging your children to read.


Progression in English - Writing

Nursery English

Reception English

  1. Use some of their print and letter knowledge in their early writing. For example: writing a pretend shopping list that starts at the top of the page; write ‘m’ for mummy.

  2. Write some or all of their name.

  3. Write some letters accurately.

  1. Form lower-case and capital letters correctly.

  2. Spell words by identifying the sounds and then writing the sound with letter/s.

  3. Write short sentences with words with known sound-letter correspondences using a capital letter and full stop.

Year 1 English

Year 2 English

  1. Use a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week and the personal pronoun ‘I’

  2. Leave spaces between words

  3. Begin to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop

  1. Form capital letters and digits of the correct size, orientation and relationships to each other and to use spacing between the words reflects the size of the letters. Joining where possible

  2. Demarcate most of their sentences with capital letters and full stops

  3. Use question marks correctly when required

Year 3 English

Year 4 English

  1. Demonstrate mostly accurate use of full stops, capital letters, question marks and exclamation marks in their writing

  2. Spell many words correctly that are often misspelt

  3. Use the past and present tense accurately

  1. Demonstrate accurate use of full stops, capital letters, question marks and exclamation marks in their writing

  2. Spell most words correctly that are often misspelt

  3. Use a variety of verb forms accurately

Year 5 English

Year 6 English

  1. Demonstrate accurate use of full stops, capital letters, question marks and exclamation marks in their writing

  2. Spell most words correctly that are often misspelt

  3. Use relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that or with and implied relative pronoun

  1. Demonstrate accurate use of full stops, capital letters, question marks and exclamation marks in their writing

  2. Use a range of punctuation including colons, semi colons, hypens, dashes and brackets

  3. Spell most words correctly from the year 5/ 6 spelling lists and use a dictionary