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Statement of Curriculum Intent

At Wath Central Primary School we believe in the importance of placing English at heart of our curriculum. This makes it a powerful tool for feeding imagination, making memories and creating life-long learners.


We support all children in making maximum progress in all areas of the subject, developing their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, regardless of their age, ability or background.  Our careful selection of high quality texts linked with our concept-driven curriculum develops children’s curiosity and encourages them to explore the world around them at a deeper level while incorporating the essential skills.

Implementation - English at Wath Central

English consists of many aspects of learning. At Wath Central, we plan to ensure that these areas are interwoven into our school day. Writing and reading are two main areas of the English curriculum which are taught through the exploration of a text. In addition, vocabulary is a key part of building upon a child's English skills. Early reading (phonics) is a key focus at Wath Central with children attending daily sessions to support a build up of skills. More information about our English curriculum can be found below:

Progression Maps

The documents below show the progression of skills within the English curriculum. 

Useful Links

English Highlights


 Local Links

Our children in Foundation Stage thoroughly enjoy visiting the library each week. Here they listen to a story and complete activities linked to the story they shared. They even have their own library cards so that they can borrow books to read at home.


Active Phonics

Phonics is taught daily at Central. We like to have fun and keep active when doing phonics.During lessons, we use drama and games to learn different phonemes. We have active phonics workshops that parents come along to as well!

World Book Day

Wold Book Day 2020 had a vocabulary theme. We celebrated different vocabulary by asking the children to come dressed as a word.