English Curriculum Intent


At Middleforth C of E primary school, the study of English promotes listening, speaking, reading and writing for a wide range of purposes, including the communication of their ideas, views and feelings. Pupils are encouraged to be respectful whilst expressing themselves creatively, curiously and imaginatively as they become enthusiastic and critical readers of all genres and texts. Pupils gain an understanding of how language works by looking at its patterns, structures and origins with resilience and independence. Also, pupils will use their knowledge, skills and understanding in speaking and writing across a range of different situations.

Our school curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop an interest in and a love of books and literature that will not only support their learning across the curriculum but also enrich their lives;

  • Learn the craft of writing in order to develop in children the confidence and skills to write well for a range of purposes and audience;

  • Are taught spelling, grammar, punctuation and handwriting - to liberate creativity;

  • To foster in pupils the enjoyment, confidence, desire and ability to express their views, opinions and imagination both orally and in writing;

  • For children to understand a range of genres and be able to write in a variety of styles and forms appropriate to the situation.

  • To value and celebrate diversity in culture and language.

To see how we implement our intent for English, please read our English Policy for 2023-24.

To view our English, Reading, Handwriting, Phonics & Spelling Curriculums, please click on the documents below.


Bug Club Phonics Scheme
The school's chosen synthetic phonics programme is Bug Club Phonics. Our home readers for pupils are all Bug Club books showing fidelity to a scheme and ensuring consistency from EYFS through to Year 6.

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