Welcome to Northcote’s English Page!


Our English leads are: Mrs McDermott, Miss Manley and Miss Weston.

Mrs McDermott (EYFS and KS1)

Miss Manley (Key Stage 2)

Miss Weston (Reading advocate)

English policy:


Long Term Curriculum Coverage for each year group

Nursery long term plan 23

Reception long term plan 23

Year 1 Long Term Plan 23

Year 2 Long Term Plan 23

Year 3 Long Term Plan 23

Year 4 Long Term Plan 23

Our curriculum

Phonics and Early Reading

At Northcote Primary School we believe that all our children can become fluent readers and writers. This is why we teach reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme. We start teaching phonics in Nursery and follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised progression, which ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school.

As a result, our children are able to tackle any unfamiliar words as they read. At Northcote Primary School, we also model the application of the alphabetic code through phonics in shared reading and writing, both inside and outside of the phonics lesson and across the curriculum. We have a strong focus on language development for our children because we know that speaking and listening are crucial skills for reading and writing in all subjects.

There is more information for families within this link. https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/

The progression chart is here- Programme-Overview_Reception-and-Year-1

Northcote Primary School Phonics Policy

GPS Whole School Coverage

Here you can find the spellings for each week for your children. These are new documents, so teachers are adding curriculum related vocabulary to these, as they teach their topics. Each week there will be a total of 10 spellings, which include spellings from the National Curriculum, High Frequency words and spellings from our curriculum maps.

Northcote Whole School Coverage linked to termly tests.pdf