In addition to a proportion of English work being linked to the topic theme in each class, we use the Pearson ‘Wordsmith’ English scheme to ensure coverage of the English curriculum for each year group. These plans use different genres of fiction, non-fiction and ‘live’ (performance) units which also include all required elements of spelling, punctuation and grammar. The end of each unit culminates in a piece of independent, extended writing and comprehension, punctuation, speaking & listening and other elements of English are all built into what we are using as our ‘core’ scheme.
Each class teacher produces a long term English curriculum ‘overview’ plan for the year which is be published on the school website. Teachers than have access, through Wordsmith, to detailed weekly/daily session plans and can also use a range of resources to plan activities for their classes. Weekly/Daily planning is the responsibility of the class teacher and will be monitored by the English and phase subject leaders. Long term English plans are available here.