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Suppose, Imagine, Succeed

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English Intent


Our English curriculum has been developed to recognise the importance of English in every aspect of daily life and is key to learning across all subjects in school.  The curriculum aims to support and develop our children’s speaking and listening, vocabulary, reading and writing skills and will equip our children with the necessary skills required to become capable and confident speakers, readers and writers.  We recognise the importance of nurturing a culture where children love to read, take pride in their writing and can clearly and accurately adapt their language and style for a range of contexts. We want to inspire our children to suppose, imagine and achieve.


Our intent is to enable all children to …


  • Read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • Write clearly, accurately and coherently, for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • Develop a love of writing and to be able to express their thoughts and ideas clearly and creatively
  • Re-read and begin to edit and improve their own writing
  • Confidently use the essential skills of grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Acquire and develop a wide vocabulary
  • Use discussion to elaborate and clearly explain their understanding and ideas



English Implementation


  • Teachers create a positive reading and writing culture within our school
  • Teachers promote a love of reading through reading out loud regularly to our children
  • Teachers plan and deliver high quality and engaging Supersonic Phonic Friends session daily
  • Teachers plan and deliver guided reading sessions careful matched to their current phonic level
  • Use of Reading VIPERS – Vocabulary, Inference, Predict, Explain, Retrieve and Sequence
  • School hold half termly book events inviting parents/carers into school
  • Teachers provide high quality texts with a focus on different genres
  • Teachers deliver SPaG lesson
  • Teachers promote and deliver letter join sessions – Key Stage 1
  • Provocations are provided as a hook for writing
  • Teachers provide appropriate scaffolding in order for all children to achieve
  • Teachers provide Movers and Groovers sessions to help develop pivot joints - EYFS
  • Use of Squiggle while you wiggle - EYFS
  • Use of Wellcomm toolkit - EYFS
  • Use of Helicopter stories and poetry basket - EYFS
  • Teachers create and encourage opportunities for meaningful conversation, discussion and talk around learning


English Impact

Our pupils will …

  • be confident in the art of speaking and listening and to be able to use discussion to communicate and further their learning
  • be able to read fluently both for pleasure and to further their learning
  • enjoy reading and writing across a range of genre
  • have a wide vocabulary and be adventurous with vocabulary choices
  • leave Studley Infants' School being able to effectively apply spelling rules and patterns they have been taught
  • make good and better progress from their starting points to achieve their full potential