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"Reading is like breathing in, writing is like breathing out"


At Scholes Village Primary School, we believe children deserve to:


Pupil Voice: How do our children feel?


News: What have we been up to?


Writing is my favourite because I enjoy expressing my ideas - it makes me happy! - Eva (Y6)

I like reading Julia Donaldson books in particular because they're funny. - Penny (Y4)

I enjoy when I remember things from last year - it makes it easier. - Alfie (Y1)

For a closer look at our most recent Pupil Voice surveys for English, please click below:

Reading Pupil Voice Survey - April 2023

Writing Pupil Voice Survey - April 2023






'The teaching of early reading is effective.  There is a well-planned programme for teaching phonics.  This means that pupils get off to a good start in their reading.  Children enjoy listening and taking part in stories, poems and nursery rhymes'.  - Ofsted 2019


At Scholes Village Primary, we follow Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised.

For more information, including helpful parent support, please click below:


When children are secure and confident in their understanding of Phonics, they are encouraged to apply this knowledge independently by choosing their own books. Once they have acheived a reading age on Star Reader, they are free to choose their own books within their reading 'zone', judged by a combination of their reading assessment and their teacher's judgement.
What does English look like in EYFS?

By building strong foundations in Literacy in the Early Years, we ensure that our children have the strong foundations needed to read our curriculum.


Home Reading

Children must read at home regularly and as part of a balanced lifestyle. We expect our parents to support us in the celebration of home reading throughout every child's journey from Reception to Year 6 and beyond. From the first day at Scholes, children are immersed in a culture of reading - children will receive a home reading record to support this throughout their time at Scholes. In Reception to Year 4, children use reading records to keep track of their regular reading, while in upper Key Stage 2, children progress to use their planners in a more independent manner.

MEET: Mr Meakin...Our English Lead!

Some of my favourite books...


MEET: Mark Buckingham...Our English Governor!

Some of my favourite books...


MEET: Conrad Burdekin...Our Reading Patron!

Some of my published books...



          WRITING PROGRESSION EXAMPLES: What meets the standard?

Please find below examples of our children's writing from each year group. We consider each of these pieces to meet the age-related expecations for the year group.

SPaG: Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

The accuracy of our children's writing is crucial to their success in the Writing curriculum.

Teaching Grammar in context Weekly Spelling Practice

Early Years and KS1

Children learn new grammar patterns as part of their Phonics lesson every day. They are then able to see these patterns develop in small group reading sessions, three times a week.

KS2 and beyond

Children begin to learn grammar more discretely, though predominantly learn grammar within the context of the writing process. Children work to build a deep understanding of grammar objectives, revisiting them year on year to retain key concepts in their long-term memory.

Spellings as part of Phonics

Spellings are tuaght as part of a daily Phonics lesson. In reception, children are tested in low-stakes environments, such as using whitebords and with adult support. In Year 1, children begin to practice spellings more formally, using SpellingFrame as an online support platform.

Spellings beyond Phonics

Children begin to learn spelling patterns from Year 1. All children are encouraged to learn at home, either with support from an adult or alongside SpellingFrame, an online spellings platform. Spellings are tested weekly and are comprised of spelling pattern rules and national curriculum words, which we refer to as 'Orange Words'.

Helpful links below:


SpellingFrame Website

  Y1 Orange Words Y2 Orange Words Y3-4 Orange Words Y5-6 Orange Words  


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