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Excellent English

Curriculum Intent

At Whitestone Infant School we believe that Literacy is a fundamental life skill. Literacy develops children’s ability to listen, speak, read and write for a wide range of purposes. Children are taught to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of spoken language, reading and writing across a range of different subjects.


Our Vision: To deliver an innovative English curriculum which enables and empowers children’s written and oral communication and creativity.

Throughout the school pupils are taught to decode words speedily, develop fluency and pace and understand texts they read at a literal and beyond the literal level. We encourage and promote the children to develop a desire to read widely and deeply for pleasure and information.

The children acquire and can apply the key skills of spelling, grammar and punctuation. They are taught to write clearly, accurately coherently and neatly.






Wonderful reading and writing

Reading and writing