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Our English Curriculum

Curriculum Intent


For every child to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to be life-long learners and linguists while ensuring that every child is comfortable communicating their thoughts and ideas effectively in all settings and situations.

At Greswold, we will install a love for reading by offering a broad range of quality literature to evoke creativity whilst fostering imagination and curiosity. Children will draw on their love of reading and their knowledge of different texts to aid them with producing a grammatically accurate written text, fit for audience and purpose.


Click here to view the National Curriculum for English


Early Years 


Children learn in a print rich environment. They develop their gross and fine motor skills through fun activities such as 'dough disco' and 'squiggle while you wiggle'. Pupils have daily phonics lessons and are encouraged to use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They have continuous access to mark making materials and follow their interests and with support, write simple sentences that can be read by themselves and others. Story telling is a daily event and children often act out stories they have heard within the environment.

Year 1


Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6