Key Components of our English Curriculum


Ask questions to extend knowledge and understanding, articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions, speculate and hypothesis, imagine and explore ideas, give well-structured descriptions and explanations, speak audibly and fluently using increasingly more standard English.


Listen to and respond appropriately to adults and their peers, maintain attention and actively take part in collaborative conversations responding to comments made and evaluate different viewpoints by attending to the contributions of others.


Develop knowledge of grapheme phoneme correspondence (GPC) such that all the phonemes and the various ways that they are spelt can be; recognised, sounded out and blended to read words; use GPC knowledge to spell unfamiliar words; be able to read on sight ‘common exception word’.


Be effective at word reading (decoding and sight words) and have a good comprehension of what has been read through having read widely, engaged in high-quality discussion of a range of literature including poems and non-fiction texts.


Develop competence in; transcription (spelling and handwriting); composition (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech and writing); how to plan, revise and evaluate their work and have an awareness of audience and purpose.