Primary English Curriculum

English Curriculum – Power of Reading

At Eastbury Community School Primary, we provide an appropriate, inclusive engaging English curriculum.

The development of children’s language is crucial to their success across the curriculum. We want all children to be excellent communicators, to listen actively and to speak with confidence. At Eastbury Community School Primary, children are helped to develop a love of reading and to become skilful and imaginative writers.

Our Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2 pupils follow The Power of Reading programme.  The Power of Reading is a school development project which engages teachers and children in the literacy curriculum through using high quality books and proven teaching approaches. The project offers multi-layered professional development drawing on Centre for Literacy in Primary Education's (CLPE's) highly regarded classroom-based research and experience of working with teachers. The Power of Reading project combines the use of outstanding books for teachers and children with an approach to teaching the English curriculum that is creative, engaging and develops a love of literacy. See below for an overview of this program. 

During all lessons across the school, children have the opportunity to develop their spoken language capabilities and improve their listening skills through a wide range of activities.

English Curriculum – Power of Reading

At Eastbury Community School Primary, we provide an appropriate, inclusive engaging English curriculum.

The development of children’s language is crucial to their success across the curriculum. We want all children to be excellent communicators, to listen actively and to speak with confidence. At Eastbury Community School Primary, children are helped to develop a love of reading and to become skilful and imaginative writers.

Our Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2 pupils follow The Power of Reading programme.  The Power of Reading is a school development project which engages teachers and children in the literacy curriculum through using high quality books and proven teaching approaches. The project offers multi-layered professional development drawing on Centre for Literacy in Primary Education's (CLPE's) highly regarded classroom-based research and experience of working with teachers. The Power of Reading project combines the use of outstanding books for teachers and children with an approach to teaching the English curriculum that is creative, engaging and develops a love of literacy. See below for an overview of this program. 

During all lessons across the school, children have the opportunity to develop their spoken language capabilities and improve their listening skills through a wide range of activities.

Phonics – Letters and Sounds

We all know that reading opens the door to all learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more a child wants to find out. It is therefore vital that your child finds learning to read and write a rewarding and successful experience. 

Here at Eastbury Community School Primary School, we base our phonics teaching on Letters and Sounds to support our children with reading and writing. Our aim is for our children to be able to read with accuracy and confidence, and above all to love reading. 

When learning to read, the children will:

  • learn that sounds are represented by written letters;
  • learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/ letter groups using simple picture prompts;
  • learn how to blend sounds
  • read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out; and
  • show that they comprehend the stories by answering questions

We all know that reading opens the door to all learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more a child wants to find out. It is therefore vital that your child finds learning to read and write a rewarding and successful experience. 

Here at Eastbury Community School Primary School, we base our phonics teaching on Letters and Sounds to support our children with reading and writing. Our aim is for our children to be able to read with accuracy and confidence, and above all to love reading. 

When learning to read, the children will:

learn that sounds are represented by written letters;
learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/ letter groups using simple picture prompts;
learn how to blend sounds; read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out; and
show that they comprehend the stories by answering questions