English at Danson

At Danson Primary School, we believe that English is fundamental for children’s learning in all areas of the curriculum and requires the children to use many skills simultaneously.  Our English curriculum provides the children with the opportunity to access a broad and balanced range of literature and language. High quality texts and books are at the heart of our curriculum and links to writing across the curriculum are enriched as pupils develop a love of reading and an excitement in the potential offered by books and their own and others writing. We believe that providing a consistent and progressive approach to English learning from Nursery to Year 6, with speaking and listening activities as an accessible entry point for all, will enable our pupils to move to secondary school as confident, independent and literate learners.

Our curriculum closely follows the aims of the National Curriculum to ensure 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


Early Reading and Phonics at Danson
Reading at Danson
Writing at Danson
Spelling, Grammar and Vocabulary at Danson
Handwriting at Danson