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The Faber Catholic Primary School

'Part of the Painsley Catholic Academy'

English curriculum


It is our intention at The Faber when teaching the English curriculum that our pupils acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to become lifelong learners. We strive to ensure that all our pupils receive a well-rounded learning experience when reading, writing, speaking and listening which will equip them with the fundamental tools to achieve in the academy and beyond. It is our intention to immerse pupils in the wonders of quality texts to instil a love for reading.


English is a core subject of the National Curriculum as it underpins the work undertaken in all otherareas of the curriculum.The acquisition of language skills is of the utmost importance and therefore the teaching of all aspects English is given a high priority within school. Confidence in basic language skills enables children to communicate creatively and imaginatively, preparing them for the future.



Our English curriculum is derived around a sequence of high quality age-appropriate texts. We use each book to create opportunities to develop reading fluency and comprehension with a focus on key reading strategies and skills; develop grammar and punctuation knowledge and understanding to use and apply across the wider curriculum; explore the writing structure and features of different genres; plan and write an initial piece of writing with a clear context and purpose before evaluating the effectiveness of writing by editing and redrafting.


Curriculum Impact

We strive to ensure that our children's attainment is in line or exceeds their potential when we consider the varied starting points of all our children. We measure this using a range of materials, whilst always acconsidering the age-related expectations for each year group. We intend to encourage the children to write as much as possible from real life experiences. We have encouraged the children to do this by making their real life experiences as creative as possible.  


As a multi-academy company we are fortunate to be able to call on the support of 15 other English leads and specialist teachers. Through moderation of planning, lessons and books, we can be sure that progress is made across all year groups. If progress is not being made, support is immediate and steps are provided to ensure all pupils achieve and make progress.