At North West London Jewish Day School, we believe that English and communication are key life skills and that a quality English curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and speaking and listening.  Through the English curriculum, we will help children develop the skills and knowledge that will enable them to communicate articulately and effectively through their spoken language and to develop creativity in their written language. This will equip them to become lifelong learners.

English is at the heart of all children’s learning and enables our children to access all areas of the curriculum and helps pupils’ learning to be coherent and progressive.

It is also central to children’s intellectual, emotional and social development allowing them to reflect on their own and others’ experiences, feelings and ideas. Our school values can be seen throughout the subject where we use texts to reinforce tolerance, respect, cooperation, responsibility and positivity.

We believe that Reading is a life skill that every child is entitled to have. Without the ability to read and decode text, so much is inaccessible to a child and later as an adult. We want, not only to inspire children through books, but also to promote a love of reading so that they become lifelong readers. Books act as a gateway to other worlds and stimulate their imaginations, which will, in addition, act as an inspiration in their written work.

At North West, we are determined that the teaching of the English curriculum will be inclusive to all children, inspiring them through an outstanding learning experience, which will enable them to make good progress and leave us as articulate, literate young people, with an enthusiasm for reading.

English Policy

English Policy Statement

Writing Progression Map

Reading Progression Map

Nursery Overview

Reception Overview

Reception Phonics Overview

Year 1 Overview

Year 2 Overview

Year 3 Overview

Year 4 Overview

Year 5 Overview

Year 6 Overview