At Tarporley we embed our English teaching through the whole curriculum allowing our children to 'Let their Lights Shine'. Our BOOKS approach enables all our learners to flourish.


'Books and doors are the same thing. You open them and you go through into a new world.' (Jeanette Winterson)

During our daily English lessons we follow the Pathways planning and learning scheme. This is to ensure our children develop a love of language and become capable, confident readers and writers. 

More information about the skills covered within the year groups can be found below.

As a school we have created a grammar terminology document to support your child at home with learning grammar.  We have also uploaded other useful grammar documents for you to look at.

The following websites provide SPAG (SPelling And Grammar) activities, games and videos; there is also access to the parents' area in Little Wandle Letters & Sounds Revised which is our current phonics programme. We hope you and your child find them useful.

Little Wandle parents area: https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/

This website will tell you how we teach phonics across the phases, how to pronounce phonemes and general support. It's  very good!

KS2 bitesize revision games: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/

Literacy activities and games: http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy2.ht

Grammar videos: http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-site/expert-help/grammar-punctuation-and-spelling-made-easy

Terminology & games: http://www.topmarks.co.uk/interactive.aspx?cat=47

2023 Emma Neill.jpg         2023 Samantha Harrison.jpg

Miss Neill and Mrs Harrison are the subject leaders for English across the school and are happy to answer any questions you may have about all things reading and writing.


In our recent chat with Y5 & 6 pupils, reading was clearly an enjoyable element of the curriculum,

"Miss Neill is almost like an audio book. She makes it come alive!"

"I love how we have books about our topic and not just fiction to read. I found out a lot about science that way."

"We have so many great books to choose from. Sometimes too many! My friends and I have to pick for each other when we just can't decide, or I take 2 at a time!"

"You choose such interesting and sometimes unusual books for us to read in English! I really liked 'Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls'

"Books are like a TV in your head. That's what I'm learning."

Let Your Writing Shine

All our classrooms have a board to celebrate our writing journey across the year. We are proud to celebrate this. Here are a few examples of how the same child in each year group is doing this year so far:


               October 2023                                                                        February 2024

Year R

YR Me.jpg  YR Pirates.jpg

Year 1

Y1 lost and found.jpg  y1 lion.jpg

Year 2

y2 lost and found.jpg   y2 lion.jpg

Year 3

Y3 Floella.jpg  y3 Stone age.jpg

Year 4

Y4 Floella.jpg  Y4 Stone age boy.jpg


Year 5

Y5 Queen.jpg  Y5 Arthur.jpg

Year 6




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