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Newton Burgoland Primary School

Newton Burgoland Primary School

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ENGLISH (Writing, Handwriting And Spelling)

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The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils: 

  • Read easily, fluently and with good understanding 
  • Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information 
  • Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language 
  • Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage 
  • Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences 
  • Use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas 
  • Are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.

At Newton Burgoland Primary School we study the National Curriculum for English in full.



It is really important that children learn to write letters correctly so that they can develop a fluent writing style and begin to join. 

Use these resources to help at home.

Set 1 letters

Set 2 letters


In EYFS and key stage 1 spelling is initially taught within phonics.

When learners reach the end of the phonics scheme and are fluent readers they move onto the spelling scheme. (Usually in year 2)

The scheme continues in key stage 2 and has been chosen because of the focus on investigating to find rules and patterns - supporting memorisation.

Statutory spellings KS 1

Statutory spellings LKS 2

Statutory spellings UKS 2


Writing - Long term plans

Excellent work in writing class 1

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Excellent work in writing class 2

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Excellent work in writing class 3

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Excellent work in writing class 4

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