Athelstan Community Primary School

To Be The Best That We Can Be


Subject Coordinator: Mrs Holloway

English at Athelstan Community Primary School.


At Athelstan we passionately believe that a quality English Curriculum should instil a love of reading, writing and discussion in our pupils. This strong foundation of English skills promotes a solid literacy basis for all areas of the curriculum. Through quality-first teaching we ensure our pupils can communicate clearly and effectively using their speaking and listening skills to converse with others, read with confidence and enjoyment and express themselves through writing. English is taught daily with a combination of writing sessions, phonics and spelling, guided reading and handwriting sessions.


Our book-led curriculum draws on exciting and diverse texts to develop children’s curiosity to give them the tools that they will need to participate in a modern society.