English Curriculum

Article 28: Every child has the right to an education

Article 29: Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full



Early reading is developed through a systematic approach to phonics. At The Acorns, we follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds systematic and synthetic phonics programme. All children are exposed to high quality texts at a level at which they can read and beyond. Word recognition and comprehension skills are develop through whole class shared reading, small group guided reading, individual reading and independent reading. In Key Stage 2 access the Accelerated Reader system provides detailed tracking and assessment of each child’s reading progress and attainment throughout the year.


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We follow the Talk4Writing teaching sequence, which works alongisde our use of The Literacy Company's Pathways 2 Write planning and resources - see below for our P2W overview. Developing early writing skills is a key goal in our curriculum, with segmenting to spell starting at an early age. Children across the school are taught a wide range of vocabulary, which they use when innovating their writing and can apply independently across a range of contexts.


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The Acorns Primary and Nursery School
Pooltown Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 7ED
The Acorns Primary and Nursery School is a member of the Rowan Learning Trust. Company No. 8010464, Reg. Office: Hawkley Hall High School, Carr Lane, Wigan.

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