We aim to instil a love of reading in our pupils and the ability to write confidently and cohesively for a wide range of audiences and purposes. 

We aim for all children to become fluent readers who have the skills to fully access the curriculum.  

Our English curriculum is derived around a sequence of high quality, age-appropriate texts (covering fiction, non-fiction and poetry) from a range of classic and contemporary authors.  The texts have been carefully mapped to ensure progression across the school including: traditional tales, myths and legends and picture books.  

Where appropriate, the texts have been selected to complement our wider curriculum; supporting our pupils to make links between different subjects and deepen their knowledge in different contexts.    


Early reading is taught using the Read Write Inc phonics program. Children are then able to develop their fluency and comprehension skills as they progress through the reading routeway. Click here to read our Progression in Reading document.

The teaching order of our texts and the intended outcomes are detailed on our school’s curriculum map .  Each text is purposefully selected in order to promote a love of reading, engagement and high quality writing from each child.  

Children’s skills are developed through cohesive units of work based around quality texts or writing genres, building to purposeful writing opportunities.   Click here to read our Progression in Writing document.

Each text provides the opportunity to: 

  • develop reading fluency and comprehension 
  • develop grammar and punctuation knowledge and understanding 
  • explore the writing structure and features of different genres 
  • identify a purpose and audience 
  • plan and write and write with a clear context and purpose 
  • evaluate the effectiveness of writing by editing and redrafting 

Our teaching of reading and writing is underpinned by our Oracy Curriculum which can be found here.


Intended Impact 

  • Pupils read fluently and with comprehension, enabling them to fully access the curriculum
  • Pupils will enjoy writing across a range of genres  
  • Pupils will have a wide vocabulary that they use within their writing  
  • Pupils will have a good knowledge of how to adapt their writing based on the context and audience 
  • Pupils will leave primary school being able to effectively apply spelling rules and patterns they have been taught  
  • The % of pupils working at ARE within each year group will be at least in line with national averages 
  • The % of pupils working at Greater Depth within each year group will be at least in line with national averages  
  • The will be no significant gaps in the progress of different groups of pupils (e.g. disadvantaged vs non-disadvantaged) 

We hope that as children move on from Our Lady of the Assumption to further their education and learning their creativity, passion for English and high aspirations travel with them and continue to grow and develop as they do. 

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