Our Essential Characteristics of Readers

• Excellent phonic knowledge and skills.

• Fluency and accuracy in reading across a wide range of contexts throughout the curriculum.

• Knowledge of an extensive and rich vocabulary.

• An excellent comprehension of texts.

• The motivation to read for both study and for pleasure.

• Extensive knowledge through having read a rich and varied range of texts.

Our Essential Characteristics of Writers

• A vivid imagination which makes readers engage with and enjoy their writing.

• A highly developed vocabulary and an excellent knowledge of writing techniques to extend details or description.

• Well-organised and structured writing, which includes a variety of sentence structures.

• Excellent transcription skills that ensure their writing is well presented and punctuated, spelled correctly and neat.

• A love of writing and an appreciation of its educational, cultural and entertainment values

Our Essential Characteristics of Communicators

• A rich and varied vocabulary that gives clarity and interest to conversations.

• Clear speech that can be easily understood by a range of audiences.

• An excellent grasp of the rules used in English conversation, such as tenses and the grammatical structure of sentences.

• A highly developed ability to tell stories that capture the interest and imagination of the audience.

• A delight in initiating and joining in conversations.

• Respect for others when communicating, even when views differ.

long term plan 

Y12 EnglishLTP.pdf


Y34 English.pdf

lower ks2

Y56 english.pdf

upper ks2

Year of Reading - Mandy Keating Workshops Poster.pdf