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English at Lawrence

Curriculum Intent

In our English topics, we want our children to be open minded, independent, respectful, resilient, active, creative and forward thinking.


Curriculum Implementation in EYFS

Listening and Attention

EYFS children at Lawrence:


listen attentively in a range of situations


listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what

they hear with relevant comments, questions or action


give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately while engaged in another activity




EYFS children at Lawrence:


follow instructions involving several ideas or actions


answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences

and in response to stories or events










EYFS children at Lawrence:


express themselves effectively, showing awareness

of listeners’ needs


use past, present and future forms

accurately when talking about events that have happened or

are to happen in the future


develop their own narratives

and explanations by connecting ideas or events





EYFS children at Lawrence:


read and understand simple sentences


use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them

aloud accurately


read some common irregular words


demonstrate understanding when talking with others

about what they have read







EYFS children at Lawrence:


use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways

which match their spoken sounds


  can write some irregular

common words


write sentences which can be read by

themselves and others


spell some words correctly and

others that are phonetically plausible




Self Confidence and Self Awareness


EYFS children at Lawrence:


are confident to try new activities, and to say why they like some activities more than others


are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities


say when they do or don’t need help








Curriculum Implementation in KS1 and KS2


Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 1

Guess What?

Who Lives Here?

Sensational Senses

Once Upon a Time

Fantastic Voyages

Pattern and Rhyme

Top Jobs

Growing Up

Why do Elephants have big ears?

Year 2

What Would You Do?

Pattern, Rhythm, Rhyme

All About Orang-utans

A Twist in The Tale

Does Chocolate Grow on Trees?

Closer Look (Poetry)

Studying a Significant Author

Word Detectives

Muddles and Mishaps

Silly Stuff Poetry

What’s the most unusual place?

Act it out

Year 3

Where would you like to live?


All About Me

Shape Poems

How Far Would I Go To Look Cool?

Dragon Slayer

All About Me

Performance Poetry

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

Chat Show Challenge

Was Tutankhamen killed?

Performance Poetry

Year 4

Wanted: Space Explorer!

Christophe’s Story

Sounds Spooky

Creating Images

Exploring Poetic Form

The World’s Weirdest Sports

The Spiderwick Chronicles

The Grand Tour

The Shang Dynasty

The Iron Man

Exploring Poetic Language

Year 5

Poets’ Voices

Friend or Foe

Animals on the Move

Ultimate Rap!

Oranges in No Man’s land

Greek Myths

Word Detectives

The Museum of Fun

Ultimate Explorers

Tell me a Story

Pitch it

Year 6

Powerful Language

Eye of the Wolf

Mission: Save Pompeii!

The Great Debate

Fantastic, Funny, Frightening

What is Blood For?

Poetic Voice

Word Detectives

Salamander Dream

Amazing Inventions

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Habit of Reading

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Our Year 3 and 4 children have been learning "If..." by Rudyard Kipling.


You can see them below...


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Curriculum Impact


In every English lesson, teachers mark books regularly to progress with their short-term planning. We offer the best possible support for all of our pupils, including our EAL children. Skills in English develop each year. 


Our staff use baseline assessments to regularly assess what the children know as the topic progresses and inform their future planning.


Assessment information is integral to our monitoring cycle.  Our monitoring cycle is developed at the beginning of each academic year.  Monitoring in English includes: lesson observations, book scrutinies and pupil voice.

Assessment, Progress and the Curriculum for English at Lawrence

English Curriculum Overview at Lawrence