Subject Leader: Mrs C Ball

When children first enter Hindsford, they are placed in a Read Write Inc group suited to their ability.

Read Write Inc takes place everyday in small groups with children being on this programme for approximately 18 months.

Once pupils have completed the Read Write Inc programme, they take part in daily English lessons composed of a balance of modelled, shared, guided and independent writing.

All English Units are taught over 3 weeks and follow the structure below:


Week 1: Reading Focus (Comprehension Skills, Exploring the Genre)


Week 2: Grammar Focus (Practising specific grammatical skills needed to write in that style)



Week 3: Writing Focus (Planning, Drafting, Editing and Redrafting).


In addition to the daily English lesson, the children participate in:

– a weekly Extended Write session

– x5 Guided Reading sessions every fortnight

– a daily 15-minute Class Read session

– x2 20 minutes of Handwriting practise each week

– x20 minutes Spelling session each week

Cross Curriculum Writing: Non-Negotiables

To ensure quality writing in all subjects, in English the school has adopted a set of non-negotiables that the children must adhere to regardless the subject or genre of writing.

End of Year Objectives

Examples of English Work

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