The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written language, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
  • are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate


English at Roby Park Primary is taught through the use of high quality texts where the link between Reading and Writing is made clear, using Literacy Count’s Read 2 Write and Steps 2 Read units. These are planned out ensuring progression across the year groups and engaging in exciting provocations for Writing and Reading. We plan in a wide range of speaking and listening and Writing activities as well as making links between grammar and spelling.

Click below to find out more about our engaging English curriculum and our Recommended Reading Lists:

Below are recommended reading lists for each phase. If you are interested in buying/loaning books from the library, have a look at the lists below for exciting, engaging texts that your children will enjoy:

A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others, and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society.


Reading for Pleasure



Come back here to check out all of the amazing things we do to promote a love of reading at Roby Park.


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