Nurture, Grow, Flourish




At Stubbins Primary School we aim to provide quality English teaching across the curriculum that gives all children the skills, confidence and breadth of experience to enable them to become proficient speakers, listeners, readers and writers of the English language.

English unites the important skills of reading, writing and speaking and listening and is at the heart of all children’s learning. English enables children both to communicate with others effectively for a variety of purposes and to examine their own and others’ experiences, feelings and ideas, giving these order and meaning. Because English is central to children’s intellectual, emotional and social development, it has an essential role across the curriculum and helps pupils’ learning to be coherent and progressive.


Pupils have access to a wide range of speaking and listening opportunities that include:

  • talking about their own experiences, recounting events
  • participating in discussion and debate
  • retelling stories and poems
  • expressing opinions and justifying ideas
  • presenting ideas to different audiences
  • taking part in school assemblies and school performances
  • talking to visitors in school
  • listening to ideas and opinions of adults and peers
  • role play and other drama activities across the curriculum

Pupils have access to a wide range of writing opportunities that include:

  • shared writing
  • scaffolded writing
  • guided writing
  • independent writing
  • writing different text types and narrative styles
  • writing in different curriculum areas
  • handwriting practice
  • writing related to own experiences and enjoyment
  • writing from a variety of stimuli
  • planning, drafting editing and presenting
  • using ICT

Pupils have access to a wide range of phonics/reading opportunities that include:

  • daily phonics lessons
  • phonics games
  • daily reading lessons; listening to their teacher reading aloud to them
  • guided reading
  • independent reading
  • reading in different curriculum areas
  • reading for pleasure
  • sponsored readathons


The children at Stubbins will become competent communicators and good listeners. They will be able to express opinions, articulate their feelings and respond to fiction and non-fiction texts. Children will foster an interest in words and their meanings developing a growing vocabulary in both spoken and written form. Children’s imaginations will be developed in all areas of English. Children will leave Stubbins with the ability to plan, draft, revise and edit their own writing. Children’s achievements in English will be celebrated in assemblies, through the use of rewards and in performances throughout the school year.

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