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English Curriculum intent:


To provide a broad and ambitious English curriculum, rich in skills and knowledge, which ignites curiosity and prepares our pupils well for future learning or employment.


Our English curriculum will give students the opportunity to:

  • read complex passages confidently with rich vocabulary which challenge and inspire
  • demonstrate mastery of reading through discussion, presentation and writing;
  • enjoy a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts which help them to connect with the world around them;
  • develop cultural capital that will help remove barriers to achievement in school, future learning and the world of work;
  • write clearly, fluently and accurately in plain English, showing flair and creativity where appropriate;
  • develop detailed ideas in writing, adapting language to audience and purpose;
  • use a wide range of appropriate and ambitious vocabulary with precision;
  • produce ‘beautiful work’ of which they can be proud;
  • in talk, articulate and express their ideas, views and opinions about a wide range of topics clearly, confidently and respectfully;
  • develop their character, including resilience, confidence and independence, so that they contribute positively to the life of the school, the community and the wider environment.


(Further information about Phonics can be found on the main 'Curriculum' page.)

Grammatical Term Definition

English Enrichment at Elsenham!