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The Early Years Curriculum (including Literacy Skills)

Key Stage One and Two Literacy 

The suggested units have been developed using the content of programmes of study for English in National Curriculum 2014.  The units selected are identified on the overall curriculum maps for each class and these are planned on a 2 year cycle.


They reflect a stronger emphasis on:

• traditional and classic texts from our literary heritage

• learning poetry by heart

• discussion and debate


Schools can choose to adopt or adapt the suggested units to create their own curriculum maps for English for each class. These might link to cross-curricular themes e.g. Rainforests, or stand alone as a half termly English theme e.g. The Pied Piper of Hamelin.


The length of units will depend on the needs and interests of the children, and the focus of the unit and text type e.g. longer for narrative and shorter for poetry, diaries, letters etc.

We love reading!

We love reading! 1

Librarians' visit to Waterstones. From Year 1, each class has 2 class librarians to promote a love of books!

Paul Cookson Visit!

Poetry Workshop Class(es)



Y6 (27)

9.05 – 9.40


Y5/6 (27)

9.40 – 10.15


Y5 (27)

10.15 – 10.45


Break time

Y4 (25)

11- 11.30


Y3/4 (26)

11.30 – 12.00


Lunchtime but hopefully a slot of 15 – 20 mins where the Newspaper and ethos groups can interview the author for the school newspaper

Y3 (22)

1.05 – 1.35


Y2s (32)

1.35 – 2.05

In Y2 class

Y1s (24)

2.05 – 2.35

In Y1 class

EYFS and parents (36 + adults)

2.45 – 3.15


3.15 – 4.00

Book Signing in the hall

Paul Cookson Visit February 2018