English is taught for a minimum of 1 hour per day in years 1-6. Other English activities, such as individual and group reading, extended writing, spelling and handwriting activities are also taught in addition to this.In general, English lessons will involve a mixture of whole class teaching, group work and independent work. The main teaching points are consolidated in a plenary session in which pupils are given time to review, reflect, discuss and evaluate their work and learning. In Foundation Stage and Key Stage One, children will take part in a phonics lesson for 20 minutes a day from Monday to Friday and children in Key Stage Two have a 20 minute spelling lesson each day, often using material from Read, Write Inc Spelling. Children are encouraged to take reading books home and each child is given a record book/planner to record their daily reading. For tips on supporting your child with their reading, see our class pages.
National Curriculum for English
Curriculum Plan - Reading and Writing
Other National Curriculum documents
Parent English Workshop September 2016