Otley Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 2PT

01274 583 900


Shipley C.E. Primary School

Nurturing Creative Thinking for Life Long Learning

Please note that we have nursery places available. Please call the office on 01274 583900. Have a look at our remote learning leaflet for parents within policies.



Each unit of work in our curriculum has an important part to play in supporting our pupils to acquire the important knowledge they need to prepare them for their next phase of education.  

Our Curriculum Overview

Click here to see our curriculum overview.  

Click here to see our reading curriculum.

Click here to see the National Curriculum Programmes of Study for English





By the end of Y6 we want our pupils to:-

  • Have high standards of language and literacy.

  •  Have a strong command of spoken and written English.

  •  Have a love of literature and read widely for pleasure and information.

  •  Be able to read fluently and with good understanding.

  •  Have developed the habit of reading widely and often for pleasure and for information.

  •  Have developed a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and the language conventions for reading, writing and spoken language.

  •  Have an appreciation of our rich and varied literary heritage.

  •  Write clearly in a range of styles for different purposes and audiences.

  •  Be able to explain their ideas and understanding clearly and use discussion to help them to learn.

  •  Be able to use speaking and listening effectively in a range of different contexts – formal and informal.   

How can you help at home?

Ways you might help your child to get a head start in English;

  • Please visit our reading page for advice on how to help at home. 
  • The best advice for parents and carers is to talk to your child.  Children who are talked to and listened to by caring and supportive adults, make strong progress in all areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Make time for talk.
  • Help your child to learn their spellings and other homework tasks. 
  • Help your child to develop good handwriting.  Your class teacher will advise you on the school's handwriting policy.  Visit these links for more more help with handwriting.  https://nha-handwriting.org.uk/handwriting/  https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk