Intent for English 

At Grange View we appreciate that being able to read and write fluently and confidently are essential for our pupils to flourish and progress in their English learning based on their starting points. We fully value offering our children the opportunity to work with a variety of resources and approaches to facilitate and support the teaching and learning of English concepts in Reading and Writing throughout the school. This approach is pinnacle to the development of our children’s literary thinking and equipping them for their next stages of their education.  Reinforcement is achieved by ensuring knowledge is revisited regularly throughout the year groups to create fluent reading and writing for all.

Our children need to develop these necessary reading and writing skills so they can access the whole curriculum and become deeper thinkers by using their literary knowledge. English is the foundation for understanding the world and we want our children to know the purpose behind their learning and to apply their knowledge in their everyday lives, with the intention of raising aspirations and creating a continual love of learning English inclusively for all. We use a blended approach of ambitious vocabulary, high quality comprehension and extended writing opportunities across all subjects.

At Grange View we provide a high-quality phonics programme that ensures all children are given the same opportunities to learn to read. At our school we follow the accredited Read Write Inc. Phonics programme.  This is a fast pace programme that teaches children to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension. Reading is a high priority in our school as we aspire for all children to learn the skills needed to be able to confidently read, unlocking a love of reading and all future learning.

Important Documents for English 

Useful websites and  resources


Audible stories


World ebooks


Stories online


BBC Creative Writing





Nursery and Reception visited the library to take part in a storytelling session with Ian Douglas and puppeteer Jo Mayland.  They were able to listen carefully, join in with the stories and watch the puppet show. They learnt how the puppets work and got to look behind the scenes. It was excellent! 
Bear from Alnwick Bears sharing a story during lockdown: