The English curriculum at Fairlands promotes a high standard of literacy. English teaching supports children to develop an extensive vocabulary. In spoken communication, children learn to articulate themselves clearly, eloquently and with confidence.

In studying our English curriculum, children read widely from texts including fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction. Their reading gives them access to both ‘windows’, allowing them to experience aspects of life outside of their experience, and ‘mirrors’, allowing them to identify aspects of their own life in the text. They learn to make developed personal responses to what they read.

Children study a wide range of literary heritage texts and build a sound knowledge of key concepts and key developments in literature over time. They learn to dissect and analyse key texts and passages using technical terminology and precise language.


  • Progression Map - English
  • Learning Journey - English