English overview, aims and objectives
English occupies the largest part of our timetable of any subject with one hour a day of English lessons. In addition, even more time is set aside to develop reading skills explicitly. We structure each year group to ensure a balance of English themes and topics in each year group and a progression of skills across the school. We link work to other areas of the curriculum where this is most appropriate but also teach purely text-based literature units of work, poetry and non-fiction.
Our aim is that all children:
- are excellent communicators
- are literate and
- develop a love of language and literature
National Curriculum Objectives for English
The objectives for English for each year group can be downloaded below. For each objective/step, there is a child-friendly "I can..." statement in italics underneath. The key objectives are in bold type.
Some useful resources
PRIMARY National Curriculum - English
Glossary for the programmes of study for English
Vocabulary, grammar and punctuation
Powerpoint for the KS1 reading volunteer workshop on 6th November.