The English Hub

We're proud to continue to work with The English Hub who provide our staff with relevant, practical and high-quality CPD and support to ensure children get the very best teaching.

Subject leader

Mrs Light-Rowsell is responsible for English. This means ensuring there is an ambitious curriculum set, supporting teachers to implement it through high-quality lessons and checking that everything is helping children to know more, remember more and do more.

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Purpose of Study

As a child grows up, being able to read well not only enables them to discover new facts and to learn at school, but also opens them up to a world of new ideas, stories and opportunities. We truly believe that by inspiring children to read, being read to on a daily basis by an adult in their class and by giving children opportunities to explore a range of rich and appropriately challenging texts through a variety of reading activities they will, in turn, succeed. They will succeed in reading accurately and fluently; responding critically to each text they read; and discussing texts with confidence. Reading is at the heart of the curriculum. By ensuring that children develop a love of reading and an ability to read accurately, fluently and critically, children will also succeed in developing their skills in writing, speaking and listening, and spelling, punctuation and grammar. 


Oakfield's Approach

Inspirational People

At our school, we believe in using the power of inspiration to help shape the thinking and curriculum design of our students. That's why we have taken inspiration from successful and influential people who have made a significant impact in their respective fields. By studying their stories, we aim to inspire our pupils to aim high and achieve their own goals. We have carefully curated a list of inspirational figures, including scientists, artists, entrepreneurs, and activists, to name a few. We have analysed what made them successful and incorporated their values, principles, and strategies into our curriculum design to provide our students with the tools they need to succeed. By doing so, we hope to empower our students to dream big and achieve greatness.


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Progression on a Page ...

Here is an overview of what we expect children to be taught, know and do by the end of each year group.

Year R

Year 1



Year 2



Year 3



Year 4



Year 5



Year 6