Following last year’s early closure of school, we are currently delivering a “recovery curriculum”. This is designed to ensure that the core elements that have been missed in all subjects are addressed, and we aim that children will be working at age related expectations by the summer term.

English — Year 2

The following is an outline of the English curriculum covered in Year 2.

  • Stories with a familiar setting: Children write a variety of descriptive pieces set in familiar places such as school and home.
  • Instructional texts: A very practical unit focusing on the features, language and layout of instructions.
  • Performance Poetry: Children study rhythm, rhyme and explore a selection of poems designed to be performed to an audience.
  • Traditional stories: Focused around a range of traditional tales such as the Three Little Pigs and Cinderella. The unit culminates with children writing their own ending to a traditional story.
  • Explanation texts with a cross-curricular link to our Geography Rainforest topic. We create rainforerst booklets with a contents page, index glossary and much more.
  • Different stories by the same author: The author is Francesca Simon and we focus on the Horrid Henry stories and end the unit by writing our own versions.
  • Nonsense poems: Children create silly rhymes and rhythms.
  • Seaside stories linked to the Seaside Rock end of Key Stage 1 production.

English — Year 1

The following is an outline of the English curriculum covered in Year 1.

Autumn 1

  • Stories with a familiar setting: Peace at Last
  • Poetry senses: Autumn
  • Instructions: Planting a Seed
  • Guided reading + phonics

Autumn 2

  • Describing a setting: Toy Story
  • Stories with repeating patterns: Bear hunt; Monkey and me
  • Traditional tales: The Nutcracker
  • Guided reading and phonics

Spring 1

  • Traditional and fairy tales: The Enormous Turnip; Three Billy Goats; Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Information texts: Castles and Fantasy Homes
  • Traditional tales: The Nutcracker
  • Guided reading, phonics, and spellings

Spring 2

  • Information texts: Space
  • Fantasy stories: Space
  • Guided reading, phonics, and spellings

Summer 1

  • Stories from a range of cultures: The Mimis (Australia); Magic Paintbrush (China)
  • Recounts: Farm trip
  • Guided reading, phonics, and spellings

Summer 2

  • Narrative: Tom and the Cave
  • Stories from fantasy worlds: Pirate Adventures
  • Poetry: Under the Sea
  • Guided reading, phonics, and spellings

English — Year 3

The following is an outline of the English curriculum covered in Year 3.

Autumn 1

  • Stories with a familiar setting
  • Reports (2 weeks)
  • Guided reading

Autumn 2

  • Myths and legends
  • Shape poetry and calligrams
  • Guided writing

Spring 1

  • Adventure and mystery
  • Instructions
  • Guided reading

Spring 2

  • Dialogue and plays
  • Guided writing

Summer 1

  • Authors and letters
  • Guided reading

Summer 2

  • Poems to perform
  • Narrative assessment
  • Guided writing

English — Year 4

The following is an outline of the English curriculum covered in Year 4.

Autumn 1

  • Guided Reading 
  • Stories with historical settings (3 weeks, followed by assessment) 
  • Recounts: Newspapers and Magazines (34 weeks)

Autumn 2

  • Guided Writing

  • Stories in imaginary worlds (4 weeks, followed by assessment)

  • Exploring form (2 weeks)

Spring 1

  • Guided Reading

  • Information texts 34 weeks, followed by assessment)

  • Creating Images (2 weeks)

Spring 2

  • Guided Writing

  • Stories from other cultures (34 wks, followed by assessment)

Summer 1

  • Guided Reading

  • Explanation text (23 weeks)

  • Stories that raise issues/dilemmas (3 weeks, followed by assessment)

Summer 2

  • Guided Writing
  • Persuasive text (4 weeks, followed by assessment)

English — Year 5

The following is an outline of the English curriculum covered in Year 5.

Autumn 1

  • Guided Reading
  • Significant Author – Roald Dahl (5 weeks, followed by assessment)
  • Instructions – Bread making (1 week)
  • Recounts – Visits (1 week)

Autumn 2

  • Guided Writing
  • Recounts – Visits Continued (3 weeks, followed by assessment)
  • Playscripts (3 weeks)

Spring 1

  • Guided Reading
  • Narrative — Robin Hood (4 weeks, followed by assessment)
  • Highwayman (2 weeks)

Spring 2

  • Guided Writing
  • Recounts — Newspaper Reports (3 weeks, followed by assessment)
  • Poetic Style — Lear/Stephenson (2 weeks)

Summer 1

  • Guided Reading
  • Stories from Other Cultures (5 weeks, followed by assessmenet)
  • Choral Poetry (1 week)

Summer 2

  • Guided Writing
  • Persuasive text (6 weeks, followed by assessment)
  • Final Narrative Assessment

English — Year 6

The following is an outline of the English curriculum covered in Year 6.

Autumn 1

  • Shakespeare
  • Journalistic Writing

Autumn 2

  • CLassic Fiction — The Wizard of Oz
  • Non-chronological Reports

Spring 1

  • Balanced Arguments
  • Persuasive Writing
  • Formal/Informal Writing

Spring 2

  • Leaflets (Information/Persuasion)
  • Descriptive Writing

Summer 1

  • Review of all Genres
  • Writing Portfolio Completed for Teacher Assessment

Summer 2

  • Various Activities Arising from Topic Work