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English at Dallam

At Dallam Community Primary School, we believe that English and communication are key life skills. Through the English curriculum, we help children develop the skills and knowledge that will enable them to communicate effectively and creatively through spoken and written language and equip them with the skills to become lifelong learners. We want children to enjoy and appreciate literature and its rich variety.

We follow the National Curriculum for English.  Each year, the children cover a range of text types and wherever possible, opportunities for application of these skills to be applied across the curriculum are carefully planned.


Throughout both key stages, we follow the ‘Talk for Writing’ approach for teaching English.  High quality texts are chosen to inspire and motivate our children, exciting and inspiring ‘hooks’ into the text are created by our teachers and clear and purposeful outcomes are planned for each unit.


In key stage 2, teachers follow the Liverpool Schools Alliance programme for teaching spelling, which uses the National Curriculum expectations for spelling in each year group and the statutory word lists.

If you require additional information relating to the curriculum please speak to your child's class teacher.

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