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English Curriculum

At New Pasture Lane Primary, every child has access to a high-quality education in English, where the children can communicate their ideas and thoughts inspired from a creative and inviting curriculum. All children are encouraged to speak and write fluently adapting their language and style for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. We use discussion in order to learn as this enables the children to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas.

Reading in our school develops the children’s love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. We are lucky enough to have a resident reader for key stage 1 and the lower key stage 2 classes who brings awe and wonder to the children’s imaginations. Children have many opportunities to develop and explain their understanding of books and other reading, with reading journals helping the children with their comprehension skills within fiction and non-fiction texts. The children are assessed using PIRA to show progression and to identify any need for intervention.

The writing process begins in the Foundation classes where our youngest children begin their writing adventure by learning basic phonemes and the relationship between letters and sounds. This then develops into the spelling of words until the children can effectively form sentences communicating effectively to their reader and writing fluently by planning, revising and editing their writing. Every half term the children’s writing is teacher assessed using national expected targets for their respective year groups. Writing is also moderated internally and externally each year. The children are also taught how to use grammar and punctuation to provide a structure for their writing. GPS is assessed half termly using Rising Stars to identify if there are any gaps in the children’s GPS knowledge.

Through drama, role play and theatrical performances, the children gain knowledge, skills and understanding in rehearsing and responding to others as well as adopting and creating a range of roles for a purpose.

Writing weeks are planned termly as a whole school experience to inspire the children’s imagination and promote a love of writing. Many of our displays reflect the enjoyment and learning of these weeks.

 

Autumn

 

Spring

 

Summer

 

Foundation 1

Writing week

Rhymes

Alliteration

Fiction

 

Goldilocks

Gingerbread man

Three little pigs

Writing week

Myst

Non-fiction

Writing week

Rhymes

Oral Story Telling project

Rosie’s walk

Non-fiction

 

Foundation 2

 

 

 

 

Writing week

Rhymes

Alliteration

Fiction

Oral Story Telling

 

Writing week

Snow Dragon

Beauty and the Beast

Jack and the Beanstalk

The Enormous Turnip

Magic Porridge Pot

Writing week

Dear Zoo

Story Sack App

Rhymes

Non-fiction

 

 

Year 1

Writing week

Stories with familiar settings-oral story telling

Stories with patterned language- oral story telling

Labels, lists and captions

Instructions

Poetry-Using the senses

Writing week

Traditional and fairy tales

Stories from a range of cultures

Pattern and rhyme poetry to recite

Using a dictionary

Information texts

Writing week

Stories about fantasy worlds-Myst

Poems on a theme

Information text

Recounts

 

 

Year 2

Writing week

Stories with familiar settings

Stories set in imaginary worlds-Myst

Instructions

Poetry-Really looking

 

 

Writing week

Different stories by the same author

Traditional stories from another country

Explanations

Poetry-Patterns on a page

Writing week

Extended stories (significant authors)

Information text

Non-chronological reports

Poetry-Silly stuff

Dictionaries/Glossaries

 

Year 3

Writing week

Instructions

Authors and letters

Stories with familiar settings

Poetry-shape/calligrams

Writing week

Information text

Adventure/mystery Myst

Poetry- Creating images

Plays/dialogues

Writing week

Myths and Legends

Stories for imaginary worlds

Poems to Perform

Explanation Texts

 

Year 4

Writing week

Fables

Stories set in imaginary worlds

Explanations and instructions

Stories with familiar settings

poetry

Writing week

Image poems

Fairytales/Playscripts

Narrative poems

recounts

Writing week

Fiction with fantasy

Persuasive writing

Chronological reports

Nonsense poems

 

Year 5

Writing week

Descriptive writing

Traditional stories

Non-chronological accounts

Poetic style

Writing week

Suspense stories

Non-fiction-Opinions and Arguments (Graffiti)

Classic Narrative poems

Writing week

Novels by significant authors

Persuasive writing –Myst

Poetry- Choral performance

instructions

 

Year 6

 

Writing week

Recount/ viewpoint

Narrative-Adventure and Mystery (Myst)

Instructions

Explanations

Non-chronological writing

Writing week

Authors and Texts

Persuasion

Formal writing –Letters

Narrative-Adventure and Mystery (Myst)

 

Writing week

Playscripts

Journalistic Writing

Shakespeare

 

Writing Week Spring 2018-The Matchbox Diary

 

 

 

 

 

      Writing Week Autumn Term 2018- Eden Camp

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                       Eden Camp Year 6C display

Reading Detectives wall in each class                  Reading Journal Year 6