English Curriculum Intent 

At Flowery Field Primary School, our English curriculum is designed to develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion and prepare our children for life as successful, lifelong learners who will achieve economic wellbeing and make positive contributions to our society. We inspire an appreciation of our rich and varied literary heritage and a habit of reading widely and often. We nurture a culture where children take pride in their writing, can write clearly, imaginatively and accurately and adapt their language and style for a range of contexts. We inspire children to be confident in the art of speaking and listening and to use discussion to communicate and further their learning in all areas of the curriculum. 

We believe that children need to develop a secure knowledge-base in Literacy, which follows a clear pathway of progression as they advance through the primary curriculum. Our carefully sequenced, broad and balanced curriculum, underpinned by a rich, stimulating and inclusive practice, aims to provide our children with the opportunity to build on their experiences in order to achieve their goals. We believe that a secure basis in literacy skills is crucial to a high-quality education across the curriculum.  

Please access our Reading and Writing Principles, year group long term plans and our Phonics and Early Reading Policy to gain a further insight into how we implement the teaching of English at Flowery Field. 


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Schoolreaders recruits, places and supports volunteers in local primary schools to give children one-to-one reading support on a weekly basis. We’re proud to be a partner school, able to provide our pupils with this valuable extra time each week!' You could even link this to www.Schoolreaders.org, so that interested parties can find out more about the programme.



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Phonics Curriculum Intent

At Flowery Field, we believe that all our children can become fluent readers and writers. This is why we teach early reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme. We start teaching phonics in Nursery and follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised progression, which ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school. We provide a Rapid Catch-up Program to any child in Year 2 and above to ensure any gaps in their phonic knowledge is quickly identified to then allow us to plan and provide appropriate extra teaching that is specific to the needs of our learners.  

As a result, all of our children are able to tackle any unfamiliar words as they read. At Flowery Field, we also model the application of the alphabetic code through phonics in shared reading and writing, both inside and outside of the phonics lesson and across the curriculum. We have a strong focus on language development for our children because we know that speaking and listening are crucial skills for reading and writing in all subjects. 

Click here to visit Little Wandle's 'for parents' page.


Our whole school approach to reading can be found in the Flowery Reading Principle document within the Reading section.


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Useful Links

Letters and Sounds (littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk)