Growing and Achieving Together in English

In English we take our children on a journey that is engaging, exciting and empowering for all.


'The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.' 

National Curriculum, July 2014

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English at Sandiway is learnt through a range of high-quality texts, and other exciting stimuli such as: film clips, artefacts, visitors and real life experiences. The English curriculum is carefully planned to provide a high-quality education that teaches our pupils to speak, read and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others effectively.


We provide a broad and balanced curriculum which makes reading and writing opportunities exciting. All children read and write for a clear audience and purpose. We provide exciting opportunities to support learning, including visits, visitors and learning outside the classroom. 


All children experience a progressive curriculum that encourages a passion for literacy, ensuring that our children are equipped with the skills they need in order to apply their learning to become lifelong learners.


Intent, Implementation and Impact

Whole School Overview

Writing Long Term Plan

Reading Long Term Plan

More information can be found here:

Our Approach to Reading

Our Approach to Phonics

Our Approach to Writing

Our Approach to Spelling

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