Upton Snodsbury C of E First School

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Upton Snodsbury C of E First School, School Lane, Worcester, Worcestershire WR7 4NH


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Upton Snodsbury C of E First School

"Where a love of learning grows"

  1. Our Curriculum
  2. English



At Upton Snodsbury, we believe that Reading and a love of books are at the centre of our lives - our whole lives and not just our school one. Through reading children can expand their dreams and knowledge and take their lives beyond their everyday experiences. Our curriculum is planned around high quality texts to engage young minds, promote discussion and explore language.

Writing is how we express what we know, feel and imagine: it communicates the spoken word by painting the writer’s voice on the paper. Opportunities we provide need to be purposeful, engaging and allow the child’s imagination and creativity with words to develop. We understand and value that this expression of our thoughts involves discussion, drama, speaking, drafting and editing and is rooted in our love and understanding of what we read. 

The interweaving of reading, writing and the spoken word will create the confidently literate voice of the future.

We want to ensure all pupils:

  • Read with fluency and good understanding: decoding confidently using phonetic knowledge as the primary approach.

  • 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.



English documents

Reception LTP

Reception LTP 2023 2024

Year 1/2 LTP Year B 2023 2024

Year 3/4 LTP Year B 2023 2024

English Overview Year B