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Collingwood Primary School, North Shields - Welcome to Our New School Website!


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. 

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.

Reading 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.

Writing Intent

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.