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Bishop Chavasse C of E English Curriculum Statement


At Bishop Chavasse, we believe that a high-quality English curriculum should develop our children’s love of reading, writing and discussion. We aim to inspire an appreciation of our rich and varied literary heritage and a habit of reading widely and frequently. As a school, we recognise the importance of nurturing a culture where children take pride in their writing, can write clearly and accurately and adapt their language and style for a range of contexts. We strive to inspire all children to be confident in the art of speaking and listening and use discussion to communicate and further their learning.

We believe that children need to develop a secure knowledge-base in English, which follows a clear pathway of progression as they advance through the primary curriculum. We believe that a secure basis in literacy skills is crucial to a high-quality education and provides our children with the necessary tools they need to fulfil their potential throughout their school years and their life-long learning. 

Click on the image below to see the BCS Whole School English Long Term Plan

Key Parts of English

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Spelling, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation
  • Handwriting



Writing is taught through the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) Power of Reading Scheme, where children will study rich texts and develop their understanding of the language used. The children will then use these ideas in their writing to create imaginative and creative pieces of writing. The English curriculum at Bishop Chavasse has strong cross curricular link to develop the children’s learning in all areas of the curriculum.


Speaking and Listening

While studying the range of texts, the children will develop their knowledge of the books as well as being encouraged for in-depth discussions. Children are always given the chance to discuss their ideas as well as ask and answer questions. English helps the children develop their speaking and listening skills through role play, hot seating, playscripts and many more.


Spelling, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation

All of these aspects are crucial for the children’s learning and are integrated throughout the children’s learning. When discussing the range of texts, the children are given the opportunity to discuss the different vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to develop this aspect of their learning further.





































BCS English Whole School Long Term Plan