Two girls reading books in the early years playground
Two girls sat at a desk quietly reading
Two boys reading books
Girl holding a pencil completing a worksheets


Our English curriculum provides our children with the skills and knowledge to read, write and communicate with confidence. We aim to do this by:

  • Promoting a culture of reading and writing through a range of creative, engaging and inspiring experiences
  • Developing a love of books  and reading which will support learning across the curriculum and throughout their lives
  • Teaching reading fluency and comprehension
  • Teaching basic skills for writing: grammar, punctuation, spelling and handwriting
  • Teaching children to write for a range of purpose and audiences using precise and ambitious vocabulary.
  • Developing the confidence of pupils to express their opinions orally and in writing
  • Valuing our literary heritage and celebrating cultural diversity.

Curriculum Intent and Implementation

At Cononley Primary School, the foundations of reading, writing, spelling and oracy are taught in EYFS through the EYFS Curriculum areas of Communication and Language, Physical Development and Literacy. Children continue to build knowledge as they progress through the  the programmes of study for the National Curriculum for English in Key Stage 1 and 2. Please see the links to the documents below which outline the intent and implementation of Early Reading and Phonics, Reading and Writing at Cononley from EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.


The impact of the curriculum will be reviewed (during the year and at the end of the year), through observations and assessments of pupils’ learning, work scrutiny and through pupil discussions about their learning. Data from National Tests will also be analysed for impact