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

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.

BAND 1 - English & Writing
BAND 1 -English, Reading & Spoken Language

BAND 2 - English & Writing
BAND 2 -English, Reading & Spoken Language

BAND 3 - English & Writing
BAND 3 -English, Reading & Spoken Language

BAND 4 - English & Writing
BAND 4 -English, Reading & Spoken Language

BAND 5 - English & Writing
BAND 5 -English, Reading & Spoken Language

BAND 6 - English & Writing
BAND 6 -English, Reading & Spoken Language

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.


More information
For further details, have a look at our pages on the English curriculum, reading, writing, spelling, handwriting and spoken language.