….we learn, we love, we look after our world. We strive to be the best that we can be, following in the footsteps of Jesus… 

   English Intent  

At St. George’s Catholic Primary School, we value English as a discrete subject and as a vehicle for teaching the wider, broad and balanced curriculum. Understanding written and spoken language provides access to the whole curriculum; fluency in the English language is an essential foundation for success throughout our pupils’ time in school and is essential for their lives beyond school.

English Implement 

The study of English develops our pupils’ ability to listen, speak, read and write for a wide variety of purposes, including the communication of their ideas, views and feelings. In our school, pupils will be enabled to express themselves creatively, imaginatively as they become enthusiastic and critical readers of a wide range of fiction (both modern and classic), non-fiction and poetry. Pupils in our school will gain an understanding of how language works by looking at its patterns, structures and origins; they will use their knowledge and skills in a multi-faceted way.

English Impact 

English teaching at our school will promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping our pupils with a strong command of the spoken word, developing a love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment, and, as a result, our pupils will achieve and be able to:

  • read easily and fluently and with a strong sense of comprehension
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, written and spoken language
  • appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • write with enjoyment and confidence, clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain their ideas and understanding clearly
  • be competent in the arts of speaking and listening
  • understand that writing is a tool for their own thinking and learning
  • plan and review their own writing and learn how to constructively appraise their own and others’ writing
  • write in response to a variety of stimuli encompassing the whole curriculum
  • write with an ever-expanding vocabulary, correct grammar and accurate punctuation
  • develop a neat, cursive and legible handwriting style
  • develop as a confident and independent speller

Whole School English LT Coverage 22-23

English Policy 2022

Non Fiction Progression of Skills

English Curriculum Roadmap Spelling

Curriculum Roadmap Reading

Curriculum Roadmap Handwriting

Curriculum Roadmap Composition