St Michael'sChurch of England Primary School

Sandhurst, Berkshire

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The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.


The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
  • are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.


English - Programmes of Study for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

The Programmes of Study are split into four key area:

  • Spoken Language
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar


Phonics Scheme: Phonics Shed

Individual Reading Scheme: Collins Big Cat

Spelling Scheme: Jane Considine Spelling Book

Curriculum Vision Statements

English Overviews

Reading Progression

Writing Overviews & Progression

Phonics Overviews