English at WLPS prepares our children for learning now and for their life beyond the classroom by widening their understanding of the world in which they live. It is an interconnected body of knowledge which threads through the whole curriculum, providing a gateway to other subjects and interests, opening doors and removing barrier
Deepening their understanding of the richness of the spoken language enables children to develop their own opinions, elaborate, explain and express themselves communicating with clarity and precision. The celebration of, and passion for, our rich and varied literary heritage inspires children to read for pleasure and purpose, developing their habit into one of reading regularly and widely. This, in turn, will provide the secure foundations from which high- quality writing emerges.

Our curriculum equips our children with a strong command of both the spoken and written word. This means they become successful, confident and resilient learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to actively participate and engage in our diverse communities and ever-changing world.

  • Ensure that English is taught discreetly for at least 1 hour per day but the skills are taught where appropriate through other areas of the curriculum. In KS2, there are also 5 dedicated sessions per week for half an hour with 3 of these being VIPERS and two minute sessions with a spelling (No Nonsense Spelling in KS2)/handwriting focus. In KS1, there is a dedicated daily phonics session and 3 dedicated VIPERS sessions with two additional reading sessions. Handwriting is taught and modelled daily in KS1.
  • Carefully structure lessons to ensure progression, depth and the cumulative acquisition of Reading, Writing and SPAG skills and knowledge The range of high quality texts provide a stimulus for writing across the school. Objectives for Reading and Writing will be reviewed, revisited and consolidated when formative and/or summative assessment supports this.  Each classroom will have an English working wall; this includes correct English terminology to ensure uniformity across Year Groups (National Curriculum Glossary for reference). Working walls will show WAGOLLs created by teachers.
  • Use the English work books to record the children's learning and acquisition of skills and knowledge in writing and SPAG. In KS1, they will have a Phonics book. End of unit writing assessments will be recorded in a separate Writing Assessment Book (Y1-Y6).  For Reading, the children will record in a Guided Reading book from Y1 (Spring 2) onwards.
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