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Family feedback: *All staff go out of their way to make sure my child is safe and happy. Excellent care. *I feel the school goes above and beyond to support my child. Thank you. *This school is very caring to the children, and always has a lovely atmosphere. Thank you! *Both of my children are very happy at this school and I am very happy with their progress. The school has good/effective communication with parents. *My child’s older siblings went to this school when they were younger and also loved it. The teachers are fantastic. *Always been a lovely school. All of family members, including myself, went here. *Have always been happy with Collingwood staff and their teaching with all of my children. *Brilliant school – I even returned my child back here after leaving. *The teaching staff are very accommodating and cheerful. Our kids are happy and they always look forward to going to school. *


Our English Intent

At Collingwood Primary we aim to instil in our pupils a lifelong love of English through a text based approach, exploiting links across our curriculum to develop and broaden their understanding of the world in which they live. We immerse our children in the texts, equipping them with the skills needed to be a great writer who produces creative, engaging writing across a range of genres. By promoting the importance of vocabulary, we will provide our pupils with the key to unlock the world around them. Our carefully sequenced and purposeful curriculum will enable children to access lands: known and fantastical, modern and historical and home and abroad. We strongly promote reading for both knowledge and for pleasure, through the exploration of high quality texts which enable our pupils to develop their creativity, raise their aspirations and create brave, resilient writers who are not afraid to independently ‘have a go’.



English Curriculum Overviews

Please look at our English overviews which give you a breakdown of what we teach in each year group. 

Reading Intent

At Collingwood Primary School, our Reading provision aims to develop a love of reading acquired through varied and enriching exposure to wide ranging texts, enabling pupils to broaden their knowledge of the world around them.

Writing Intent

At Collingwood Primary School, our Writing provision aims to foster a passion for writing which recognises its value in communicating with, and entertaining and engaging others. We strive to broaden our pupils’ vocabulary providing them with the skills and techniques required to become fluent and confident writers.

What do our children say about English at Collingwood?

"I really like our topics. I enjoyed learning about Holes and the Titanic! The teaching I get helps me feel able to do my hot writes because we have practised what we need to know." Julie Y6


"I am getting super marks in my spellings now because I have been getting extra help. It's made a big difference and I really like it!" Kate Y5


"Boxing up helps me to do my hot write as I have all my ideas planned out. Pink highlighting shows me where I need to fix my work. " Gracie Y4


"We use a WAGOLL to help us and then do a box up. I don't think I could do my hot write without boxing up! I use the Working Wall to help me get ideas for new words for my writing." Erin Y3

Promoting careers in English

It is vital that children understand how the skills they are taught at Collingwood will assist them in being successful in their later life and careers. At Collingwood, we aim to produce confident and skilled writers who have developed the building blocks needed to help them to become: budding authors, journalists, librarians, copy editors, web content managers and many other careers! Good literacy skills are crucial across all careers and we aim to ensure Collingwood children will be successful in whichever path they choose. 

The English National Curriculum



To view the entire English National Curriculum document with the relevant appendices, please click here.