Downsview Community Primary School

Learning and Achieving Together


We seek to develop in our children a love for reading. This is done through the provision of good quality texts which are available for our children in our extensive school library. We have recently invested in updating our reading scheme for early readers to ensure that all children are engaged with the texts they read. Class texts form the basis of our English teaching and learning. Our children are given the opportunity to explore the text together and draw inspiration from their writing tasks form their shared reading experiences.

Our English curriculum has been mapped out for your information in the document below. It provides details, for each year group, for the following areas of progression in English:

  • Reading - Word Recognition
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing - Handwriting
  • Writing - Punctuation and Grammar
  • Writing - Spelling
  • Writing - Composition
  • Progression in Phonics
  • Progression in Reading

Downsview Community Primary School - Progression in English

If you have any questions in relation to any aspect of English, please feel free to speak to your child's class teacher or Mr Coulson the English Leader.