The Woodfield English Curriculum

Planning for progression of knowledge within the Woodfield English Curriculum

Our long term planning and English curriculum is sequenced following the National Curriculum ensuring that knowledge and skills within Reading and Writing are covered and taught across Key Stage 1 and 2.

Medium-term sequencing is considered by individual teachers when planning each unit of work. It is left to individual teachers to plan this sequence as they are best placed to make the most appropriate decisions for their class.

Short Term Planning documents are used as a live working tool that enables teachers to plan proactively and reactively, giving feedback and building upon prior knowledge, effectively sequencing learning.

Intent

It is our aim to instil in our children a love for reading, a passion for writing and a confidence as conversationalists. We know that our children’s vocabulary development, their oracy and language skills and their ability to read and write fluently will all be vital factors in supporting them to be life-long learners and successful adults.

Phonics and Reading

In Early Years and Key Stage 1, we teach all children phonics by following Letters and Sounds, an approach which aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.

From Early Years to Year 6, our children read a wide range of texts primarily from our Oxford Reading Tree scheme. This scheme contains fully decodable texts to support the teaching of phonics in Early Years and Key Stage 1, as well as texts to support readers through Key Stage 2.  In Key Stage 2, for children who require additional phonics support we supplement their reading diet with books from the highly popular 'Moon Dogs' series. We also deliver phonics interventions to ensure all children are secure readers by the time they leave school for Key Stage 3. 

English is led at Woodfield by Mr Matthew Boyle.

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