Our Text Led English Curriculum

Reading and writing opportunities underpinned by our wider curriculum themes:

 This is a flexible working document which can be changed to suit the needs of your class at a particular time. The books have however been carefully chosen to provide a varied diet for the children so it is important that they hear, study or experience as many of these as possible. 

When selecting the list we have thought about the overarching theme but also the type of book and the challenge it provides. 


Some texts have been specifically chosen because they provide a particular challenge (the plagues of reading): Archaic text, Non-linear time sequence, Complexity of narrator, Complexity of plot, Resistant text.


Not all weeks are accounted for, this is to allow time for poetry (see bottom of plan) or a week of book talk to dig deeper into texts. Poetry and other genres can also be included in phase one or two of the planning structure to build vocabulary. Time to write up a science investigation should also be allocated each term, as well as opportunities to write at greater length independently across the whole curriculum. 


All year groups will also develop discussion skills through weekly P4C sessions


Our Text Led Curriculum

No Nonsense Spelling Pathway

Excellence in Handwriting

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