Curriculum Intent and Implementation

At Wivelsfield Primary School we believe that a high quality Literacy (English) curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion. We aim to inspire an appreciation of our rich and varied literary heritage and a habit of reading widely and often, texts of all different kinds. We recognise the importance of nurturing a culture where children take pride in their writing, can write clearly and accurately and adapt their language and style for a range of contexts. We want to inspire children to be confident in the art of speaking and listening and who can use discussion to communicate and further their learning, not just in Literacy but across the curriculum.

We believe that children need to develop a secure knowledge-base in Literacy, which follows a clear pathway of progression as they advance through the primary curriculum. We believe that a secure basis in literacy skills are crucial to a high quality education and will give our children the tools they need to flourish in their onward learning beyond primary school.

Whole School Progression of Skills and Phonics Progression EYFS/KS1
At Wivelsfield Primary School, following the National Curriculum 2014, we carefully plan for the progression of skills in English - broken down into: spoken language, reading, writing (with spellings) and grammar. 
There is much terminology (subject specific vocabulary) which the children are taught as part of the National Curriculum. 
We also have a further break down of Phonics progression for EYFS and KS1.