English at Whittingham C of E


At Whittingham C of E Primary School, it is our intention to recognise the importance of the English Language in every aspect of daily life. We give the teaching and learning of English the prominence it requires and as such we are currently developing and refining our provision in English responding to the changing needs of our children due to the COVID 19 pandemic and a series of ' lockdowns' where not all children have had face to face learning for extended periods of time.


We will structure the lessons so that prior knowledge, revision of facts and key knowledge are built upon.

We will ensure that revision and introduction of key vocabulary and skills is built into each lesson.

We will ensure that children have the opportunity to apply these skills and language during the lesson.


We want the children to develop a love of language and exploring the exciting world of Reading, Writing, Spelling and Phonics.

As the children develop their vocabulary these will be displayed throughout the school/classroom for children to refer to during the lesson.

We will measure the impact of their learning through key questioning, child led assessment and summative assessment.


We are so proud of the excellent standards the children reach by the time they leave our school and the progress made in each year group. Even though some of the children have missed face to face learning due to the COVID 19 pandemic we are proud to work with our very own 'Reading Dog Jess' and have been pleased to win local and regional writing competitions!
Resources to support parents - 
For resources regarding our Read Write Inc Phonics Scheme please see separate page.
Parent Guides for some of the resources we use in English are listed below: