English Curriculum

We love English at St Erth!
Our children learn how to tell stories as soon as they join us and we continue to use 'Talk for Writing' throughout the school. The children use text maps and actions to tell whole texts which has huge benefits to their working memory and developing vocabulary and sentence structures to use in their own writing.
 
We follow Letters and Sounds in EYFS and Key Stage 1 where we have a bespoke scheme of work linked to Guided Reading and offering opportunities for the children to be immersed into their daily phonics. Further up the school, we use Read, Write, Inc. Spelling to embed this early learning and teach spelling throughout the school. The children are encouraged to use a cursive script from Reception which helps the children to join and the presentation of learning at St Erth is beautiful! 
 
English is taught through topics with good quality texts to support - we are a group of teachers who love books and this is evident in all classrooms with rich texts available for the children to share. 
 
See the documents below for a more detailed look at the reading and writing objectives for each year group