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English Subject Leader- Mrs A Hartland

Writing Intent:

At Crawshawbooth Primary School we endeavour to create a love for literacy. We want every child to leave Crawshawbooth Primary School with the skills of an excellent writer who:

  • Has the ability to write with fluency and has an author’s voice;
  • Can think about the impact they want their writing to have on the reader and knows how they will achieve this;
  • Has a sophisticated bank of vocabulary and an excellent knowledge of writing techniques to extend details or description;
  • Can structure and organise their writing to suit the genre they are writing and include a variety of sentence structures;
  • Displays excellent transcription skills that ensure their writing is well presented, punctuated, spelt correctly and neat;
  • Re-reads, edits and improves their writing so every piece of writing they produce is to the best of their ability and better than the last.

How do we achieve high quality writing?

Throughout their time at Crawshawbooth Primary School, children develop their skills by exploring a whole range of different genres, with a focus on exploring a range of models of excellence and using these to guide the drafting and editing process. It is important to note that we not only develop a real enjoyment of writing in English lessons but in all subjects across the curriculum. We expect the highest standards of writing every time a child writes in any subject.


Reading and Phonics Intent:

At Crawshawbooth Primary School we value reading as a key life skill, and are dedicated to enabling our pupils to become lifelong readers. We believe reading is key for academic success and ensure we have a holistic approach to the teaching of reading across school. In EYFS and KS1 children follow the Red Rose Phonics Program. Through the teaching of systematic phonics, our aim is for children to become fluent readers by the end of Key Stage One. This way, children can focus on developing their fluency and comprehension as they move through the school. By the time children leave Crawshawbooth Primary School they are competent readers who:

  • Can recommend books to their peers
  • Have a thirst for reading a range of genres including poetry
  • Participate in discussions about books, including evaluating an author’s use of language


How do we achieve high quality reading?

 We firmly believe that reading is the key to all learning and so our reading curriculum is embedded through cross curricular reading opportunities. We give all children the opportunity to enter the magical worlds that books open up to them. We promote reading for pleasure as part of our reading curriculum. Children are encouraged to develop their own love of genres and authors and to review their books objectively. This enhances a deep love of literature across a range of genres, cultures and styles.

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