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Intent - What do we intend children to learn through English?


At Repton Primary we believe that our English curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion.  When our children leave Repton Primary we expect them to be children who read fluently and widely and are able to express preferences and opinions about the texts that they read. We want them to read for pleasure, having had access to a wide range of text types, genres and authors in order for them to make informed opinions about their favourites. Our well organised curriculum ensures children are exposed to a range of genres, in both reading and writing as well as a wide range of vocabulary to enable children to express their language both formally and informally. Our curriculum provides children with the tools to apply spelling patterns and use a neat handwriting style.  We provide purposeful opportunities for reading, writing and discussion and expect these skills to be transferred to the rest of the curriculum.


Our curriculum closely follows the aims of the national curriculum to enable children to:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
  • are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.


Rigorous assessment and review will ensure that we are able to provide targeted support so that all children experience success in literacy; providing with the tools they need as they progress through life.


Early reading is one of the most important and crucial aspects of a child's education. Please see our separate section on early reading and phonics for more information.