Reading and Writing Curriculum

English Curriculum

‘Writing – to inspire, broaden horizons and challenge the imagination.’

Reading – opening up a whole new world of opportunities.

–  Emily Cornwell– English Leader  –

 For more information about English at St Chad’s CE Primary School, please see the documents below:


In EYFS, KS1 (and KS2 when necessary), we follow the Read Write Inc phonics approach to teach early reading writing skills. Please see separate web page for more information about our phonics approach. 

Reading is at the heart of our curriculum. With that in mind, we have 2 reading spines:

Reading for Pleasure spine: this is our class text which is read by the teacher in our daily storytelling session.

Reading for Writing spine: this is our main text to support the talk4writing approach.

Take a look at our reading spines

Year 2 Reading MTP

Year 3 Reading MTP

Year 4Reading MTP

Year 5 Reading MTP

Year 6 Reading MTP

KS1 and KS2 Reading Domains


We follow the Talk 4 Writing approach across the school. We explore a range of texts as part of the Talk 4 Writing model, but also supplement these with other texts of promote an inclusive and diverse approach to reading and writing. 

Writing Vision

Writing Progression Summary

Poetry Overview

Department for Education Documents

DFE English Programmes of Study

DFE Appendix 1 Spelling

DFE Appendix 2 Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

DFE English Glossary