We aim for our English curriculum to give children a broad, varied learning experience, allowing them to build both their knowledge and their creativity and appreciation of literature. The children read a wide variety of books and stories throughout their time at Fairfields, classic fairy tales and traditional tales in EYFS and Key Stage 1 to classic novels and great modern classics in Key Stage 2. We want our children to love reading and believe that to do this it is important to experience and share fantastic examples from our literary heritage, studying whole texts wherever possible.
Within our English lessons, children will study high-quality texts, reading aloud and developing comprehension skills. As they move through the school, the children will study a wide range of text types and genres. See the text type progression for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.