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At Highfield Farm, we have taken a holistic approach to English to ensure there is coherence between all facets of the English national curriculum.  By the time the children leave our school, they will have an enduring love for the subject in its own right and see English as an essential life skill which will enable them to have a successful future.

We believe that reading is the keystone of our English Curriculum Model, providing opportunities for our children to ignite their imaginations and fan the flames of their curiosity.  We aim to underpin the strength of high-quality texts and our children’s response to reading them by building in opportunities for reading into writing and applying the use of taught vocabulary.  Our English Curriculum Model has been carefully designed to combine our cohesive approach to the teaching of English as a whole, whilst recognising the various component strands.  All of the strands complement each other and support our children’s development and success. 


Our aim is that our children go on to apply their English skills across all subjects, but also can draw upon their knowledge from other disciplines to inform the quality of their written work. Our curriculum is designed to provide our children with the language and vocabulary they need to access the curriculum and be able to express themselves with clarity, purpose and meaning. To this end, English is one of the essential aspects of our curriculum which acts as a catalyst for our entire curriculum offer.

English Documents

Phonics Policy

Reading Policy

Writing Policy

Handwriting Policy

Vocabulary Policy

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