Goring Church of England (Aided) Primary School


Goring CE Primary: Curriculum Intent: English

The 2014 National Curriculum for English aims to ensure that all children:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
  • are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate

At Goring CE Primary School, English is the foundation of our curriculum. Our main aim is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. This is embedded throughout the curriculum and ensures that every single child becomes primary literate and progresses in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening.

The children at Goring CE Primary are exposed to high-quality texts, vocabulary rich environments and a creative curriculum which supports them in acquiring the language skills they need to successfully participate in society.

We recognise the importance of teaching a systematic, synthetic phonics programme that allows children to progressively develop a secure knowledge of sounds which is built upon in every year group.

We believe that reading feeds pupil’s imaginations and opens up a treasure house of wonder and joy for curious young minds. We are passionate about reading and want every child to be too. We want them to leave Goring as confident readers who are able to read fluently and who have a life-long love of books.

We believe that great readers make great writers and are committed to ensuring that children have exposure to a variety of texts from a range of genres from which they can learn to model their own writing. Pupils are taught how to plan, revise and evaluate their writing before publishing for purpose.

We believe that all pupils should be encouraged to take pride in the presentation of their writing by developing a neat, joined, handwriting style.

Whole School Reading and Phonics Schemes

Q Phonics

Dandelion Launchers Scheme

Oxford Reading Tree (Phonics Books Only)

Mulberry Lane, Worthing, West Sussex BN12 4RN

01903 241 175