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

  • Reports (2 weeks)
  • 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