At Shipley C of E Primary, we believe that English is the heart of the curriculum. Our creative and highly engaging English curriculum inspires and supports learners to develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills; thereby enabling them to become interested, effective and active lifelong learners. Our carefully tailored learning sequences develop learners’ ability to speak and write fluently, allowing them to communicate their ideas and emotions to others. Our use of carefully selected high-quality texts, ensures that learners are exposed to a range of texts, including those from different cultures, during their time at Shipley. Reading is encouraged to ensure we promote a culture of children who love to read. Learners are immersed in vocabulary-rich learning environments which support language development, and help to expand their own vocabulary. 

Early reading begins in Nursery where the adults promote a love of reading and listening to stories alongside laying the foundations of their phonics learning journey.  By the end of Key Stage One our children are fluent readers who enjoy the delights of reading for pleasure and to learn and those children who are continuing to develop these skills are given the support they require through effective interventions. These different aspects of our English curriculum collectively support our learners in being able to communicate and write clearly, accurately, and coherently. Our challenging and inspiring English curriculum, which is aligned to the National Curriculum, develops  knowledge, understanding and skills when reading and writing a range of age-appropriate genres.

Intent, Implementation, Impact 

Here is our intent, implementation and impact document for English:

Progression in Writing

Here is our Progression Document for Writing:

Writing Long Term Plan

Here is our Long Term plan of texts and written outcomes for English: 

English Policy 

Here is our English Policy: 

How can you help at home?

  • Provide your child with opportunities to write for pleasure at home. 
  • Retell stories orally and become familiar with a wide variety of texts. 
  • Practise spellings weekly which are posted on Class Dojo using https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb/  View the school league using the link below.