Langstone Junior School’s approach to English

We use class readers to inspire and support the teaching of English. We use a range of texts to develop our English Heritage both by looking at classic and modern fiction including poetry.


we have found children are reluctant to broaden their reading genre/author. Through exposing the children to a range of authors and texts, we are encouraging them to explore different books for themselves.

We promote the use of talk to generate, organise and collate ideas.


our children learn best through reflection and thinking when discussing with their peers.

We look to make links with other learning from topic lessons or current affairs to engage and ensure that children make the English skills of writing and reading transferable.


the quality of writing was not consistent across all subject areas, we noted that children were not making links in learning. We also found engagement is high when children are learning about current affairs.

Our class readers