At Goodwyn School, we aim to reach a high standard in all areas of the English Curriculum. We help our children to develop into fluent avid readers, imaginative thinkers and skilled writers. To fulfil this we provide a challenging, stimulating and up to date curriculum, differentiated to cater for the learning needs of all. Creative English is introduced through texts, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Writing skills are taught using a variety of lesson styles and culminate in a long writing task at the end of each genre. The phonics skills taught in EYFS continue in KS1 and KS2 through weekly phonics lessons combine with the teaching of formal grammar. The children have many opportunities to read in school and at home with ‘Home Readers’ from a range of reading schemes. Some focus on phonics, using decodable words for the children to read. Others focus on tricky words, which are not decodable and have to be memorised. As the children progress they read books of their choice from a wide range of genres.

Throughout the year, we plan exciting events for all year groups to help make literacy fun, including World Book Day, National Poetry Day, theatre trips and a variety of English writing and poetry competitions. Our children enjoy speaking in front of an audience with class presentations, school and class assemblies and various drama productions throughout the school year.