Mansfield Road, Sheffield, S12 2AR
0114 2399824

Subject Leader: Mr M. Holland KS2

Subject Leader: Mrs S. Robinson KS1


Implementation and Impact


Knowledge/Skills Progression


End Points

Reading at Home

Our Learning in Photographs

English at Intake School


We follow the National Curriculum for English in order to ensure that all children: read easily, fluently and with good understanding, develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information, acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar, write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences, and use discussion in order to learn. We teach them to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas so that they become competent in speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.

Phonics is taught daily at Intake School through the Read Write Inc programme.

Read Write Inc. Phonics is a complete literacy programme, for 4 to 7 year-olds learning to read and write and for 7 and 8 year-olds needing to catch up quickly.

Please see Early Reading

In EYFS all children:

  • Begin to learn the first set 1 sounds in short daily sessions as soon as they start school
  • Read storybooks and non-fiction books closely matched to their developing phonic knowledge
  • Take home Phonics storybooks to share
  • Read with fluency and expression
  • Learn to spell using known sounds.
  • Write confidently by practising what they want to write out loud first.
  • Work well with a partner

By the end of Key Stage 1 we aim for all children to be accurate and speedy readers.

In Key Stage 2 reading and comprehension skills are deepened in daily literacy lessons. Reading involves reading a wide range of text extracts or novels and exploring them in-depth through fast paced teaching and learning techniques.

Children are also able to choose from a wide selection of books from our school library and in classrooms to encourage reading for pleasure. Children who are not at their expected standard will have a reading book closely matched to their reading ability.  Children are regularly assessed in reading and supported if they fall behind.




Writing can be a very challenging skill for children to learn and therefore access to effective writing instruction is vital. Pupils write across all curriculum subjects to build expertise as a writer and apply skills in a range of contexts. We ensure our children have exposure to subject specific language and develop a wide range of vocabulary. We include a number of different strategies in our teaching of writing to build both confidence, skill and knowledge.