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The National Curriculum requirements for English sit at the heart of our school’s English curriculum. Over the seven years that children are at the school, from Reception through to Year 6, they will be taught the appropriate statutory requirements in speaking and listening, reading and writing. This includes the relevant phonics, handwriting, spelling, vocabulary and grammar elements in each year group.

At Northchapel Primary School, we are determined that our English curriculum should be appropriate, relevant and engaging for our pupils; that it uses the interests, passions and motivations of both our staff and pupils to ensure that adults and children alike are motivated to teach and to learn the skills, matters and processes that children are expected to have secured by the time they leave us at the end of Year 6.  We carefully select quality texts to explore and use these as a springboard to develop an enthusiasm and love of learning through the English curriculum.