In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 we deliver discrete English lessons to ensure coverage of all aspects of the National Curriculum.


Discrete daily English lessons teach the skills of the National Curriculum for English. In order to meet the requirements of the new National Curriculum this will include a weekly GAPS lesson (Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling).

In every class there is a daily reading session. During this session children read and discuss together a range of texts. These texts are carefully chosen to allow children to develop their reading skills of retrieval, inference and character empathy and include language that will broaden and extend the children's understanding and range of vocabulary. In addition to discussion about texts children will develop their skills in providing high quality written responses to questions relating to what they have read. There will also be a weekly opportunity for children to read for pleasure. Parents / carers are welcome to join their child for this reading session to come and enjoy reading with their child.

For more information about our English curriculum, please contact our English Lead Mr Tate.


Children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 have a daily phonics lesson to develop skills to support their reading and writing. We follow the Letters and Sounds scheme for our learning progression. To support us in planning and delivering phonics lessons we use resources from Phonics Play, Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics.

Phonics related links are provided below to help with your child's learning.

For more information about Phonics, please contact our phonics lead Mrs Bardsley.