At Henry Green School, we aim to deliver an English curriculum that is rich, relevant and engaging. We aspire to promote high standards of literacy by equipping children with a confident command of the written and spoken word.
Article 12: Every child has the right to have a say in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously.
We endeavour to expand every child’s potential for skill and autonomy in the areas of reading, writing and articulacy, so they can succeed across the whole curriculum and communicate proficiently for a range of purposes.
Article 13 : Every child must be free to say what they think and to seek and receive all kinds of information, as long as it is within the law.
We actively encourage all children to read widely and often; to cultivate a deep appreciation and love of literature and to build on their knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live.
Article 3 : The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all things that affect children.
Texts are chosen to provide the children with a broad and diverse spectrum of literature which in turn reflects the diversity of our school.
Allowing children to relate to different characters and settings.
Extended Abstract planning focuses on pupils applying skills within different contexts and across the curriculum.
The curriculum provides the children with engaging high quality texts from a variety of authors and genres, opportuites for drama and the use films where possible to bring texts to life.
Where possible, texts are linked to the wider curriculum in order to deepen all aspects of learning. Texts are chosen to reflect the school.
Prior learning is continually referred to, so pupils can build upon existing and make new schemas in order to secure skills and knowledge in their long term memory.
Our high-quality English Curriculum will develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion. We aim to inspire an appreciation of a rich and varied reading portfolio. Alongside this, we endeavour to embed a culture where children take pride in their writing, reading and discussion abilities. We believe a secure basis in these skills is crucial to provide a child with a high-quality education.
Our high-quality English Curriculum will develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion. We aim to inspire an appreciation of a rich and varied reading portfolio.
Key Stage 1
Stories with familiar settings
The Jolly Postman
Children to write their own narrative based on a familiar setting
Stories with familiar settings.
Peace at last
Poems based on a theme
Children to write their own poem based on a theme
Stories with a familiar setting –
Lost in the toy Museum
Children to write a non fiction text
Man on the moon
How to find gold
Stories from another culture
Non – Fiction (linked with sustainability)
One day on our blue planet
The Lost Happy Endings
Non – Fiction – Heroes (Local)
The Snail and the Whale
Toby and the Great Fire of London
The Day the Crayons Quit
A Place Called Home
Key stage 2
Stone Age Boy
The Iron Man
Adventure Story (Historical)
Romans on the Rampage
Non Fiction (Science)
Pebble in my pocket
Mystery / Crime Adventure
The Big Cash Robbery
The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery
Historical Text (Anglo Saxons)
Into the forest
Historical Narrative (Victorians)
Non – Fiction
The Miraculous journey of Edward Tulane
Non Fiction – Biographies
Ice Trap – Shackleton’s Adventure
Stay Where you are then leave
Historical Text (Non – Fiction/ Poetry)
What are we fighting for?
The Highway Man
Non – Fiction (Non chronological report)
Non – Fiction (biographies)