As a school we follow the 2014 National Curriculum and cover the subjects and topics as outlined in the statutory guidance.
Mrs L Sanghera has curriculum responsibility for English and she may be contacted for further information.
Please contact the school office if you require more details.
Click on the link below for the English Policy
Click on the link for the statutory programmes of study for each year group.
Good handwriting is taught and encouraged throughout Goldthorn Park Primary School. Children derive great pleasure from producing work which is neat and correctly presented.
We use a variety of reading schemes at Goldthorn Park Primary School. A reading scheme is a structured and levelled set of books written specifically to ensure that your child can take steady and progressive steps towards reading success. At Goldthorn Park we are also mindful of the need to support wider reading and reading for pleasure. Therefore we dedicate time within the timetable for regular guided reading sessions. In addition, we encourage children to read at home frequently, and provide a diary for home/school communication.
We have a school library and a Book Fair is held every term. Parents are invited to join their children to browse the books on offer and help make choices. In the Spring Term we celebrate World Book Day.
In the week beginning 7th May 2018, Reception and Nursery came together to launch the reading for pleasure programme called FRED – Fathers Reading Every Day. The children enjoyed the opportunity to have a healthy breakfast with their fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers and cousins and mothers. For four weeks, fathers and father figures will spend 15 minutes a day for two weeks, reading with their children – then 30 minutes a day for a second two weeks. Each father will record the amount of time spent reading to their children and the number of books read. Thank you to Mrs Sahni, Jeszemma Garratt (Head of FRED training) and Mrs Harrison for their excellent speeches about the importance of FRED at Goldthorn!
A massive thank you to all the dads who participated in the FRED programme. Goldthorn Park is officially the best FRED school in the country! We have been recognised as having the most committed dads, children and staff out of 99 schools who also took part in the programme.
What a wonderful achievement!
Click on the link below for a year 6 extract with examples of different question types
Phonics and Spelling
At Goldthorn Park Primary School we teach children to read using synthetic phonics. To do this we follow an inclusive, daily, rigorous literacy programme called Read Write Inc. This is taught with the help of Fred the frog and the programme initially teaches children to learn to read the 44 common sounds in the English language. From this solid foundation of phonetic knowledge, children learn to sound-blend words to read. Children from the Foundation Stage to Year 6 are grouped according to their reading ability which means that teachers can focus on exactly what the children need, challenging and supporting where necessary and ensuring that they become successful and confident readers. When children are fluent readers they start Literacy and Language and are provided with further challenge.
In Key Stage 2, your child will be expected to spell the following words. They will become familiar with them over the course of their time in Years 3 to 6 and may bring them home to rehearse and learn at home.