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Curriculum intent

At Wolverley Sebright Primary Academy we believe that a quality English curriculum should develop and foster children’s love of reading, writing and discussion. By teaching from shared texts in English and across the curriculum. We aim to inspire a lifelong appreciation of our rich and varied literary heritage and a habit of reading widely and often for pleasure and information.


We want to inspire children to be confident writers who communicate clearly, confidently and cohesively for a range of contexts purposes and audiences. We believe that children need to develop a secure knowledge-base in English, including a proficient understanding of grammar and punctuation, which follows a clear pathway of progression as they advance through the primary curriculum and that a secure basis in literacy skills is crucial to a high quality education which will give our children the tools they need to thrive.

To become a great author we need:


Motivation                  Passion                     Creativity                  A rich vocabulary             


Excellent phonic knowledge                         Fluency                         Accuracy     


Comprehension                        Concentration                         Playfulness             


Ownership                                       Ambition                             Stamina


To critically evaluate, edit and improve upon our own and other author's work

Progression and Skills

At Wolverley we plan our curriculum across four main milestones: Early Years, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2. The national curriculum outlines the knowledge, skills, and vocabulary to be taught across each phase and can be seen in the excel document below.


Working from these objectives, we have devised a 2 year rolling curriculum with key texts we will use as vehicles to teach through. The key texts pdf shows the rich and varied literary diet which children will experience as a starting point whilst studying at Wolverley Sebright Primary. 

Progression and skills in English

Reading progression overview - key texts

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