At Nunthorpe Primary Academy, we know that English is a key skill through which children can experience and express their ideas by speaking and listening, reading and writing.
We work hard to ensure that all children leave primary school with a passion for reading and writing.
Pupils are given opportunities to develop their English skills through dedicated lessons and also through other subjects across the curriculum.
“We learn about lots of different things and we get to use our imagination.” – pupil voice
Our Writing Statement provides details of the teaching and learning of writing in our school. You can read it here:
You can find each year group’s medium term plans for writing here.
For information about how writing is taught to our youngest pupils, please visit the EYFS section of our site here.
“It’s my favourite subject and it’s fun to learn new things.” – pupil voice
Writing Long Term Plans
Writing Progression In School
At Nunthorpe Primary, pupils develop the stamina and skills to write at length, creatively, with accurate spelling and punctuation so that they become fluent and confident writers. From initial mark-making and simple sentences, their writing develops as they are taught the correct use of grammar and punctuation so that year-on-year they build on what they have been taught and expand the range of their writing and the variety of the grammar and punctuation they use. Their writing covers fiction, non-fiction and poetry and includes narratives, explanations, descriptions, comparisons, summaries and evaluations. Through their writing, children have the opportunity to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually and socially.
Click on the button to see the Writing Progression Document…
Reading & Phonics
To find out more information about Reading and the teaching of Phonics at Nunthorpe, please visit our dedicated page here.
Speaking and Listening
Speaking and listening is a vital part of a young person’s journey to becoming a confident reader and writer. Our Speaking & Listening Statement provides details of how we approach this important aspect of the English curriculum below: