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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

English Curriculum Coverage and Progression

English Curriculum


Literacy skills are essential to thinking and learning. Language is a natural instrument for the expression of our experiences – both for the products of the imagination and intellect. Our children have to live and function in a literate society. WDPS provides the children with the basic skills to access our world and to reach their full potential.

At WDPS every effort is made to encourage children to develop a love of language, reading and creating through literacy. WDPS has high expectations which develop the children’s ability to speak and listen for difference purposes and also develop phonological awareness and reading skills. We provide a high quality writing curriculum which equips our pupils with a strong command of the written language.


At WDPS, through literacy across the curriculum, the children develop the WDPS Core Values (comprising of ‘Attitudes to Promote’ and ‘Learner Profile’) of: Creativity, Enthusiasm, Cooperation, Thinkers, Enquirers, Risk Takers, Knowledgeable, Open mindedness, Communicators, Reflective, Curiosity, Independence, Commitment, Confidence and Adaptability.
Each week the children take part in a whole school Resilience Programme where the children apply a wide range of literacy skills from speaking and listening (When children explore and describe feeling) to articulating viewpoints and to being active listeners and communicators.

Below is a comprehensive overview of what the children are taught at WDPS through the English curriculum.

Skills Progression - Reading

Planning Overviews