English National Curriculum
Hello and welcome to our English Curriculum page.
At Kingsley Primary School, English and the teaching of English is the foundation of our curriculum. Our overarching aim is for all pupils – irrespective of their needs, abilities or background – to learn to speak, read and write fluently and with good understanding. We aim to meet, and where possible exceed, the expectations laid out in the Early Learning Goals and National Curriculum, with pupils progressing appropriately throughout the school. Through using high-quality texts and immersing children in vocabulary rich learning environments, the children at Kingsley will be exposed to a language heavy, creative and continuous English curriculum which will develop a love of reading, creative writing and purposeful speaking and listening.
We want our children to enjoy all aspects of the English Curriculum and to understand that their skills in English will enable them to success in whichever path they choose.
At Kingsley, we work hard to make sure that children have a love of books and literature and we're very proud that so many of our children enjoy reading. Each class, from Reception to Year 6, will study a different class text (vehicle text) each half-term and this is supported by the Read to Write English programme. They are used throughout our English lessons and, where possible, link to other curriculum areas.
Read to Write (Literacy Counts) provides high-quality teaching of writing through high-quality literature. From Reception to Year 6, these detailed units of work centre on engaging, vocabulary-rich texts, with a wealth of writing opportunities within and across the curriculum. They also provide clear, sequential episodes of learning; contextualised spelling, grammar and punctuation; wider reading for the wider curriculum; curriculum enrichments for all year groups; model texts linked to writing outcomes and a wealth of supporting resources.