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Literacy/English Curriculum Plan

We aim to deliver a high quality English curriculum that gives children the best possible opportunities to become confident and successful readers and writers with a deep love and understanding of the English language to ensure they receive the best start they can in life.

English/Literacy curriculum 

Literacy Tree

In school with follow the Literary Curriculum using Literacy Tree. 

The Literary Curriculum is a complete approach to the teaching of primary English that can be used by teachers, home educators and whole schools to deliver a book-based approach to the teaching of English.

Developed by The Literacy Tree, a group of English specialists who have all been teachers, school leaders and moderators, the Literary Curriculum immerses children in a literary world, therefore creating strong levels of engagement to provide meaningful and authentic contexts for primary English.

Children become critical readers and acquire an authorial style as they encounter a wide-range of significant authors and a variety of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.


Reading is taught in a variety of ways in St Luke’s to ensure we meet the needs of all children.

Read Write Inc

Reception to Year 2

Reception to Year 2 use Read Write Inc to deliver Reading to children whilst focusing on specific sounds. More details of this can be found by clicking the link below:

We have had great success using this programme which has become embedded in our curriculum over a number of years.

Guided Reading 

Children are taught discreet reading skills daily through a variety of text types. The children follow a cyclic approach which covers all areas of the curriculum focusing on key content domains.

The Guided Reading cycle is tailored to meet the differing needs of Key Stage One and also Key Stage two.

The cycle is reviewed regularly with children and staff to ensure it meets the needs of the curriculum and children.

Project X

In St Luke’s, we are using Project X to help address any gaps children may have in Literacy. This daily programme helps to build children’s confidence, fluency and comprehension skills in order to help them reach their potential in English. Project X can also be used to motivate boys and close the gender gap in Literacy.

Handwriting – Letter Join 

Children will be taught how to write cursively using the programme Letter Join.

An example of the handwriting we teach the children to use in school is show below


Spelling – No Nonsense Spelling 

Children in Year 2-6 will follow and complete the No Nonsense Spelling programme. The programme is designed to teach children strategies, knowledge and skills to help them to learn their spellings. The programme has clear progression throughout the year groups which enables children to fully meet the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum.

NNS Spelling pathway

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