Rationale

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

At Cononley Primary School, the programmes of study for the National Curriculum for English at Key Stage 1 and 2 are outlined in our English Curriculum with some additional content which has been included to meet the needs of our children. (See the links below)

In EYFS, pupils are taught the basics of English using our Early Years curriculum for Communication and Language, Physical Development and Literacy. Aspects of each curriculum area form the foundation of skills and knowledge which link to the English Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and 2.  This ensures progression as pupils move from EYFS to Key Stage 1.

Curriculum Implementation

Please see the links to the documents below which outline the intent and implementation of Reading and Writing at Cononley from EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Progression and Assessment

EYFS

Regular observations and assessments of learning are recorded using an on-line journal (Tapestry) and contribute to a summative assessment at the end of EYFS using the Early Years Outcomes for Communication and Language, Physical Development and Literacy.

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

Please refer to the Assessment policy for details of how English (Reading and Writing) is assessed at Cononley Primary School.

Impact

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.

 

% Our children achieving National Expectations

% Our children achieving Greater Depth

% of children nationally achieving national expectations  

% of Children achieving greater depth  

Reading

86%

33%

73%

27%

Writing

90%

10%

78%

20%

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

86%

29%

78%

36%

Key Stage 2 Progress and Average Scaled Scores

Scaled Score

Progress

Our Reading

105

+1.07

Our Writing

n/a

+0.87

Our Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation

106

+0.4

National Reading

104

-

National Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation

106

-

  % Our Children achieving National Expectations % Our Children achieving Greater Depth % of children nationally achieving national expectations  % of Children achieving greater depth  

Reading

81%

19%

75%

25%

Writing

76%

5%

69%

15%

Maths

81%

14%

76%

22%

Phonics 2020

(Due to school closure in June 2020, the Phonics Screening Check was postponed until November 2020).

% Cononley Year 2 who achieved the Phonics Screening pass mark 100%