Useful Links

Useful Links

St Francis Braintree


English is a vital way of communicating in school, in public life and internationally.

Literature in English is rich and influential, reflecting the experience of people from many countries and times.

In studying English pupils develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It enables them to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others effectively.

Pupils learn to become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and drama as well as non-fiction and media texts. The study of English helps pupils understand how language works by looking at its patterns, structures and origins. Using this knowledge pupils can choose and adapt what they say and write in different situations.

English Policy

English Curriculum Overview

Our English Intent Statement

English Curriculum - Year 1

English Curriculum - Year 2

English Curriculum - Year 3

English Curriculum - Year 4

English Curriculum - Year 5

English Curriculum - Year 6

Please find below the attachments from our most recent Phonics Workshop for Parents:

Some tips for reading at home
100 First High Frequency Words
200 next High Frequency Words
DfE Phonics Handout 'Learning to read through Phonics'
The English Alphabetic Code
Here are also some useful websites for supporting Phonics at Home:

Games and activities
Pinterest ideas
Phonics Play
Inclusive resources
ICT phonics games
Jolly Phonics You Tube videos
Videos for diagraphs and short phonic stories
Very useful information to further understanding of Phonics
Videos to support the teaching of Phonics