Hornchurch Academy Trust



Our curriculum intent for teaching Reading and Writing at Whybridge Junior School is that we aim to develop children’s skills in reading, writing and grammar to help our pupils unlock their potential across the curriculum.

At Whybridge Junior School, we believe that a quality English curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and oracy. We have a well organised English curriculum that provides purposeful opportunities to achieve this.

At Whybridge Junior School, our curriculum is structured around a selection of high quality, age-appropriate texts, enabling our pupils to develop and appreciate a rich and varied vocabulary from a range of authors. We use each text to create opportunities to develop links between reading and writing.

Teaching sequences allow children to explore different purposes for writing, key elements of genres and to explore good quality examples to scaffold their own written work. The pupils learn to evaluate the effectiveness of their writing by editing, redrafting and sharing their thoughts and opinions, fully supported by adults and their peers.


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English Curriculum on a Page 17th Mar 2024 Download
English Curriculum Vision and Progression Overview 17th Mar 2024 Download