Brandling Primary School

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At Brandling Primary School we recognise that without effective communication, little achievement can be made.

We know that we have a duty to ensure that English teaching is a priority and we recognise that this is necessarily cross-curricular and a constant through-out school life and beyond. It is part of the essential knowledge that is needed in society. Through a love of reading that is embedded within our school, we strive to help children to enjoy and appreciate literature and its rich variety.


We provide our children with the basic skills required to communicate effectively when writing. We encourage children to aspire to a variety of careers and teach them that effective written communication is essential for them to succeed. Children learn to have respect for the written word through our love of reading and exposure to a wide range of literature which, in turn, inspires their own written compositions. Children are encouraged to challenge themselves to produce different types of written communication to the best of their ability and continually make improvements to the quality of their writing.

Ways in which we support this include:

  • Activities which are planned to encourage full and active participation by all children, irrespective of ability
  • Children with specific speech and language and auditory problems will be identified and specialist help sought, where appropriate
  • School Plays
  • Weekly assembly
  • Events within the community
  • School Council
  • Talk partners
  • Drama / role play
  • PSHE and circle time 



Key documents

English Policy

 Approach to writing

Approach to writing examples


Schemes of work

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6


Reading & Phonics