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English Curriculum

At Noak Bridge Primary School, we follow the National Curriculum for English. English lessons are taught daily, but some English objectives are also taught through cross-curricular work. Our English curriculum is split into 4 key areas: spoken language; reading; writing and grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS). Many of these areas interlink and are taught alongside one another.


Purpose of study


A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others, and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society. 




We strive to deliver a high-quality education in English to enable our pupils to perform to the highest standard possible. 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


Please see the national curriculum programmes of study for more information on delivery expectations for each year group.

Our English curriculum is implemented through:


  • High quality teaching - staff have high expectations of all children.
  • Revisiting of key skills to aid consolidation and mastery.
  • Focusing on key learning and key vocabulary.
  • The use of class books.
  • Cross-curricular work.
  • Providing constructive feedback to children.


To further promote enthusiasm for the subject, we also:

  • Display and celebrate the pupils’ English work in their class and around the school.
  • Organise experts and outside visitors lead workshops to inspire and motivate the children.
  • Take part in English-related theme days such as World Book Day and Poetry Day.
  • Take part in competitions across different schools in our community.