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Chieveley Primary School

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English (Including Phonics)

Subject Leadership

  • English Lead: Mr Marriott
  • World Book Day Lead: Miss Ellis
  • Phonics Lead: Miss Grant-Dawson

What are the principles of our English curriculum?

  • A systematic and consistent approach to the teaching of phonics, leading into spellings and reading (we use Read, Write, Inc for both phonics and spelling)
  • Short writing units with focussed reading, grammar and writing tasks that are specific to the genre (or class topic)
  • Time taken to PLAN children’s writing, source high-quality vocabulary and structure ideas in a coherent way
  • Demonstrating the value of editing and proofreading by ensuring children all edit and then publish their written work regularly
  • Ensuring momentum for our readers, to promote challenging texts and nurture a love of reading
  • Termly fiction writes in each class
  • Creative freedom for teachers to match units and lessons to the needs and interests of their children