English Curriculum Intent

English at Alma Park Primary School

Reading, Writing and Communication are central to the curriculum offered at Alma Park Primary School. The aim of our curriculum is to provide thoroughly engaging experiences for children throughout the school so that they can read, write and speak fluently, communicating their ideas and emotions to others. We take every opportunity to immerse the children in engaging, high-quality texts through drama, role-play, storytelling, art, music and discussion.


  • To provide a language-rich environment that promotes a culture of reading and writing
  • To develop in pupils an interest in and a love of books and literature that will not only support their learning across the curriculum but also enrich their lives
  • To value and use books as a basis for learning, pleasure, talk and play
  • To teach children the craft of writing in order to develop in children the confidence and skills to write well for a range of purposes and audience
  • Teach the basics – grammar, spelling, handwriting and punctuation - to liberate creativity
  • To foster in pupils the confidence, desire and ability to express their views and opinions both orally and in writing
  • To value and celebrate diversity in culture and language
“Achievement Partnership Success”