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Curriculum Intent

At Reydon Primary School, we believe English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to read, 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. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society; pupils, therefore, who do not learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are effectively disenfranchised. That is why our English curriculum flows in a holistic way across our school: a whole class reading text which provides a deep understanding for a writing stimulus, interwoven with exposure to ambitious vocabulary and challenging oracy activities. We believe that our curriculum will enable pupils at Reydon Primary to demonstrate our learning behaviours at every opportunity, thus creating resilient, reflective, resourceful and risk-taking learners.

Reading Writing


At Reydon Primary School, we know that children being able to confidently articulate their opinions, thoughts and feelings is crucial to their wellbeing and success as an active member of society. Children at our school regularly take part in discussions with their peers, their teachers and wider groups in order to build their confidence in speaking and listening and to enable them to be confident in themselves as they venture out into the wider world.

The national curriculum states that: 

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 word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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.

At Reydon Primary School, oracy tasks are planned for and taught in the same way a writing unit is taught; we start with a ‘cold task’, to assess how confident children are when speaking for a particular purpose/audience. Teachers then model and work through good examples of how to structure and deliver their oracy, and children develop their own ideas and follow with a ‘hot task’ to demonstrate their progression and growing confidence. Our oracy curriculum is assessed based on benchmarks from Oracy Cambridge, who our school works closely with to develop our Oracy curriculum.

English Learning Journey

english road map september 2023.pdf


Reading and Spoken Language Progress

reydon primary school spoken language and reading progression document.pdf

Writing Progression


reydon primary school writing progression document.pdf