English statement


It is our intention to teach all children to read and to keep them reading through a coordinated and progressive approach which promotes fluency and a love of reading.

It is our intention to teach all children to become writers. They will be taught to write creatively across a range of genres and subjects. They will learn the skills of writing with fluency and accuracy and are taught editing techniques to improve spelling, punctuation and grammar to affect the reader.



We are currently refining our curriculum offer and further details will soon be available. 


Our pupils will be taught:

  • Phonics – using Read Write Inc  - a systematic synthetic phonics programme where children are taught to decode, segment and blend when learning to read and write.
  • Spelling – using Read Write Inc - building on phonics learning to understand and apply spelling patterns and rules in a fun and engaging way. They will be taught a school-wide spelling strategy designed to reinforce spelling into writing. 
  • Punctuation and Grammar – learning the tools for writing to affect the reader. 
  • Writing – the opportunity to experiment with composition across the curriculum for purposeful writing.
  • Handwriting – taught alongside phonics and spelling to develop a joined-up style.
  • Reading – children will be taught how to read as well as apply comprehension skills through a range of teaching approaches suited to their reading needs.


Reading and Home-School Links

For children on the Read Write Inc programme, reading books are sent home weekly to match their reading group. They also take a 'Read to me' book to enjoy as a family. 

We use the Accelerated Reader programme from around Year 2 onward. Parents can register email addresses and be updated on their child's progress in reading book quizzes as and when their child quizzes. Follow the link below to sign up using your child's username and password. 


Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

The document below shows definitions and examples of grammar, punctuation and spelling terms that the children will be learning. By each definition the year group which it is taught is written, however the children will come across some of these terms before then and have an understanding of its meaning.


In light of recent monitoring and our Ofsted Inspection we have decided to change the style in which we write at Mullion Community Primary School. From Pebbles class and throughout school children will be taught a joined cursive style. All letters will join, which in turn helps spelling patterns and presentation.

The children will initially have handwriting sessions daily; this will then reduce to 3 times a week, once the new style has been established. All children from Year 2 upwards will be using Berol handwriting pens during these handwriting sessions.This allows the children the opportunity to work towards their pen license.

It is important that the children have the correct pen grip and are sitting with their feet flat on the floor. Please look at this website for further guidance - http://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/

Please look at the handwriting example on how to form the letters.