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The Crossways Schools


Children in Years 1 to 6 are taught regular English lessons. The curriculum enables children to express themselves clearly both verbally and in writing, and to develop a love of reading. The curriculum is organised into the following areas:

  • Spoken language
  • Reading words (phonics)
  • Reading comprehension
  • Writing transcription
  • Writing composition
  • Handwriting
  • Vocabulary, grammar and punctuation

Teachers create opportunities for children to apply the skills and knowledge they have been taught, for example, having been taught about the features and form of a non-chronological report, children may be asked to write such a report about a historical figure they have been learning about.

Our Phonics teaching is based on Essential Letters and sounds

If you would like any more information about the way English is taught please speak with your child’s class teacher.