‘Good teaching over time has resulted in pupils of all groups making good progress in reading and writing. 

This progress is clearly evident in the high quality work seen in pupils’ books’ (OFSTED 2015).

The teaching of English at Blakehill is based on key skills outlined in the National Curriculm which come together to help our children become confident, creative and purposeful readers and writers. These include: reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

We aim to provide children with the opportunity to learn key English skills based on exciting and interesting books which allow them to enjoy reading a variety of different text types as well as see good examples of writing. As such learning follows three phases: exploring the book, learning from the book and writing our own versions. We want children to enjoy writing in all subjects and for different purposes therefore we look for opportunities to write across our curriculum.