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Curriculum Intent

In our English topics, we want our children to be open minded, independent, respectful, resilient, active, creative and forward thinking. This is our Curriculum Overview for English:

 

 

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

EYFS

Listening and Attention: listen attentively in a range of situations,  listen to stories, accurately anticipate 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.

Understanding: follow instructions involving several ideas or actions,  answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events

Speaking: 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

Reading: 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

Writing: 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

Y1

READ WRITE Inc.

blue storybooks, orange storybooks, pink storybooks, red ditty books, magnetic boards

READ WRITE Inc.

blue storybooks, orange storybooks, pink storybooks, red ditty books, magnetic boards

READ WRITE Inc.

 blue storybooks, orange storybooks, pink storybooks, red ditty books, magnetic boards

Y2

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

Y3

Where would you like to live?

Storm

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

Y4

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

Y5

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

Y6

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.

 

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If...

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If...

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If...

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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

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