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English Intent Statement

At Ladywood Primary School, children develop skills and knowledge that will enable them to communicate creatively with the world at large, through spoken and written language. We help children enjoy and appreciate literature in its full and rich variety and we ensure each child will reach his/her full potential.


Children will leave our school being fluent and competent readers with an enthusiasm and love of books and a strong motivation to read for a variety of purposes. Our children read widely, often and for pleasure. We provide high quality texts as a key to motivating children to read and to develop a love of literature. Having had access to a wide range of text types, genres and authors, our children make informed opinions, express preferences and respond confidently the range of question types.


We equip our children with the phonic knowledge and skills they need to become fluent readers and confident writers. We want our children to use and apply their phonic skills when reading and writing independently.


We want our children to be able to write with grammatical accuracy and be able to apply spelling patterns correctly. When writing, our children use a neat handwriting style and we have high expectations with regards to the presentation of their work. We want our children to write with confidence and accuracy, for a variety of purposes and audiences whilst developing their own individual flair.


 We expose our children to a wide range of vocabulary in order to broaden their experience of language and words. Ambitious vocabulary is taught explicitly and we expect this to be applied in everyday situations. We expose our children to a wide range of vocabulary so they are able to decipher new and impressive words and then use them when speaking both formally and informally.


By the time children leave our school, they communicate through speaking and listening, reading and writing, with confidence, fluency and understanding in a range of situations. We  make every effort to develop an enjoyment of literature through a quality text and rich literature diet.


Children practise and apply their reading and writing skills in all curriculum areas.