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Welcome to English at St John’s. We believe that a high quality English curriculum equips children with the skills needed to become confident readers, writers and speakers.


At St John’s, reading is at the centre of our English curriculum. We recognise the vital role that reading plays in all learning. We take a systematic synthetic approach to teaching phonics. This is delivered using the scheme – ELS (see phonics section). Following excellent teaching of phonics and early reading, whole-class reads and novels immerse our children in a wide variety of texts.


Writing forms a crucial part of our curriculum. Throughout school, opportunities are carefully planned to allow children to develop and apply their writing skills.

To deliver our English curriculum, we have chosen to use LPDS Talk for Writing.