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Writing Intent

At Ashbury CE Primary School, we believe that writing is a skill which enables children to express their creativity, ideas and knowledge across our creative curriculum. It is a skill which requires perseverance and resilience from the earliest stages when they are learning to use phonics through to an expert writer who is able to reflect, evaluate and edit their work. It is important that writing across the curriculum is taught and expected to be achieved at a high standard of execution with continual improvement in spelling, punctuation and grammar as the necessary skills are taught each year. The development of strategies and techniques will be taught alongside the need for interesting and vibrant vocabulary. We aim to encourage an enjoyment of writing for a purpose based on real life situations and texts.

Reading Intent

At Ashbury CE Primary School, we believe that reading is central to developing learners in our creative curriculum.

We believe that reading is an essential skill that enables children to engage in our every changing world of creativity and knowledge; extending their ideas and providing a base for increasing exciting vocabulary which they can use in their exploration of the world.

Through individual reading, sharing books and guided group reading we will endeavor to develop the necessary skills for children to become confident and eager readers. Children will experience a wide range of texts including digital texts.

It is vital that children learn to understand and comprehend the hidden message behind a text from the literal to the inferred ideas and can express their opinions both orally and through written responses.

We will help the children of Ashbury school to become readers who are confident and enjoy reading.

English Implementation

To achieve our aims, lessons are planned to ensure children are challenged and motivated, enhancing their love for learning.  Our lessons are cross curricular and links across subjects are made when this is possible.  Children are provided with the best resources possible; enabling staff to make lessons practical, engaging and active.  We provide constant support for our children and through this engagement, all children are able to achieve and reach for their goals with confidence. 

Teachers model and instruct on the key skills and share key knowledge for each lesson, then allowing children time to practise, investigate and develop independently, while offering support where needed.

English Policy Writing Programme of Study 

Writing Progression Reading Spine 

 Berrycroft Knowledge Organisers Wayland Knowledge Organisers 

Ridgeway Knowledge Organisers Ashdown Knowledge Organisers 

 National Curriculum - Please click here to view the Department for Education individual programme of study for English as a whole subject.

 Parent/Carer Workshops

spelling workshop for parents.pdf

phonics and reading workshop.pdf

English Impact