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Literacy

At Longthorpe School we aim to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.  The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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.

We strive to create opportunities and consolidate literacy taught in a broad and balanced curriculum. Within this environment pupils are inspired to develop their use, knowledge and understanding of spoken and written English. It is our desire to enable pupils to communicate their ideas effectively and be able to respond to the views and ideas of others.  Please click on the links below to the right to find out more.

Literacy Planning

The National Curriculum sets out what children should know, understand and do in each year group.  Below you can access for each year group what teachers are expected to teach within the English subject area.


Year 1 Spelling Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation Planning Document English Genres
Year 2 Spelling Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation Planning Document English Genres
Year 3 Spelling Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation Planning Document English Genres
Year 4 Spelling Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation Planning Document English Genres
Year 5 Spelling Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation Planning Document English Genres
Year 6 Spelling Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation Planning Document English Genres