English Curriculum

 

To read our Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement for English, please click here.

 Year 3 English Curriculum Overview

Please find below an overview of the English curriculum covered in Year 3. This includes the focus for writing, reading/reading comprehension, spoken language and the class texts to be studied.

 

Year 4 English Curriculum Overview

Please find below an overview of the English curriculum covered in Year 4. This includes the focus for writing, reading/reading comprehension, spoken language and the class texts to be studied.

 

Year 5 English Curriculum Overview

Please find below an overview of the English curriculum covered in Year 5. This includes the focus for writing, reading/reading comprehension, spoken language and the class texts to be studied.

 

Year 6 English Curriculum Overview

Please find below an overview of the English curriculum covered in Year 6. This includes the focus for writing, reading/reading comprehension, spoken language and the class texts to be studied.

 

Spelling Programme of Study

Please find below the Spelling Programme of Study for each year group. The key word lists for Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6 can be found at the end of the document. 

 

Guidance for Parent/Carers: Supporting Your Child at Home with Spelling

Please find below our guidance for supporting spelling at home. We hope you find it useful when supporting the learning of spellings at home!

 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar: A Guide for Parents/Carers

Year 3 and Year 4

 

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar: A Guide for Parents/Carers

Year 5 and Year 6

 

Please visit our Assessment pages to find out more about our approach to the assessment of reading, writing and maths.

Please visit our Reading School page to find out more about our approach to the teaching of reading.

Please visit our Spelling page to find out more about our approach to the teaching of spelling.

 

Examples of Writing across the Curriculum

As part of their 'Stargazers' project, Year 5 wrote newspaper articles to report the shocking news of an alien landing in Sprotbrough!

As part of their project work, Year 5 wrote newspaper articles about the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb.

In English, Year 5 wrote narratives based around a magical video, 'The Alchemist’s Letter', linked to their science study of 'Alchemy Island'. Children worked in detail at building suspense and tension, using figurative language effectively.

As part of their history project 'A Child's War', Year 6 children worked together to create a class poem on the theme of war and evacuation before creating poems in pairs.

Year 6 Class Poem

What Our Pupils Say

Here are some of the children's most recent reflections on their learning:

  • “In English, I have worked hard to improve my vocabulary choices and spelling.” Gracie
  • “The work I am really proud of is my poetry work because I am good with my imagination.” Riley
  • “I am proud of my writing this year because I’ve had to plan everything carefully to make sure it was engaging for the reader.” Stanley
  • “I think I have improved my writing this year because I now choose vocabulary to describe things accurately.” Eden
  • “I particularly enjoy SPaG because I know lots about verbs, nouns and relative clauses.” Noah
  • “The writing in English about the Alchemist’s Letter is one of my favourite pieces because I was able to think carefully about my spelling and included lots of Year 5 objectives.” Emma H
  • “In English, I have tried to improve my sentence structures and now write neatly and join my letters.” Hannah
  • “I have learned so much this year and feel like I have improved on spelling and the answers that I now give in guided reading.” Evie
  • “I have improved my handwriting and now join all my letters. I was so proud of myself when I earned my pen!” Eliza
  • “I am proud of the underwater poem I did because I did painting, drawing and writing.” Jayden
  • “I am proud of all the English work that I have done because I find it really hard.” Katie
  • “The work I am really proud of is my work in Guided Reading because I always try to do my best.” Hannah
  • “I am really proud of my warm task ‘The Magic Box’ because I used a lot of description.” Isobel L
  • “The work I am most proud of is ‘Beowulf’ because my whole mind went into a spooky place when I thought about it.” Lucas
  • “My favourite subject has been English because I like using my imagination when I am writing stories. I am proud of the writing I have done because I am good at writing stories.” Ronnie
  • “I have improved a lot in spelling and, because of this, I won the ‘most improved’ in the spelling bee.” Naomi