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English Intent: At Finham Primary School, we have designed a curriculum for children that promotes a love for reading; a passion for writing and the ability to discuss, debate and articulate their thoughts and feelings eloquently through the power of speaking.  

By the time that our children leave primary school, we want our children to understand that although reading is necessary for learning – it is also a way to relax and escape from the world.  We want our children to understand that although writing is a necessary form of communication - it is also a way to express yourself either privately (through diary writing or poetry), or publicly.  We want our children to understand that speech is a way of comforting, inspiring or even disagreeing with others – and that we speak clearly, confidently and without fear.  We have high expectations of children with SEND, ensuring that we scaffold the learning so that all children can achieve. 

We use Collins Big Cat Books as our school's reading scheme. 

For more information on the intent, implementation and impact of English at Finham, or for a general overview of each year group's English curriculum, please click the images below: 




 For a more detailed look at each year group's English curriculum, you can download some key documentation below: