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Curriculum Intent

At The Grange Primary School, through our English curriculum, we intend to develop fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. Our curriculum is designed around the use of high-quality texts that will capture the children’s imagination, increase their understanding of language, develop their love of reading and inspire them to write for themselves. The novels selected as the spine of our English curriculum often link to class topics and children’s interest. The book spine is designed to progressively develop language, grammar and writing techniques. We firmly believe that a great book is the perfect vehicle for the teaching and learning of the English National Curriculum. By using books which children thoroughly enjoy, we can nurture a love for reading which will stay with them for life. The key to developing fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers is a systematic and consistent approach to the teaching of synthetic phonics. Our curriculum starts with an amazing book but takes the children much further!


We follow the Read Write Inc. phonics programme. Daily lessons are taught from Reception through to the end of Key Stage 1. In Key Stage 2, guided reading sessions and whole class reading lessons take place to further develop children's love of reading and comprehension skills.  Read Write Inc. one to one sessions or Read Write Inc. Fresh Start sessions are delivered for those children who may require some additional support to read accurately and fluently. 


Please find below the Year Group Expectations and Text Map:


English Year Group Expectations

The Grange Primary Book Spine 2022-2023