English Intent.

The aims of the Langstone Curriculum are underpinned by those in the National Curriculum.

All planning should aim to: develop a holistic approach to English, incorporating aspects – reading, writing and grammar/spelling – in order to reach a specific outcome that enables children to access language that allows them to question and challenge the wider world.

This should be achieved by:

  • Developing pupils’ spoken language, reading, writing and vocabulary as integral aspects of the teaching of every subject.
  • Acknowledging that English is both a subject in its own right and the medium for teaching; for pupils, understanding the language provides access to the whole curriculum.
  • Establishing fluency in the English language is an essential foundation for success in all subjects.


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.


our children learn best through reflection and thinking when discussing with their peers. This also establishes respect within the school-wide community of readers who are aspirational and caring.


engagement is high when children are learning about current affairs and “real world” scenarios as this encourages thinking, learning and growing both within and outside of the classroom.