Curriculum Information

At Woodcroft, the teaching of English is approached through all curriculum areas, with links being made with other subjects as far as possible. We follow the National Curriculum English Programmes of Study for Key Stages 1 and 2 (2013) and the Communication & Language and Literacy sections of the Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage (2012.)

Click on this link for an English curriculum overview.

Woodcroft’s English policy can be viewed here: English Policy



Phonics is an essential part of learning to read. These links show how we approach the teaching of phonics and also how you can support your child with reading at home.

Phonics Teaching At Woodcroft

How to help your child to read

Pupil Progress

Reading books

We have end-of-year expectations of the children’s learning, linked to the English curriculum. They can be found here:

End of Year Expectations EYFS

End of Year Expectations Year 1

End of Year Expectations Year 2

End of Year Expectations Year 3

End of Year Expectations Year 4

End of Year Expectations Year 5

End of Year Expectations Year 6

Help at Home

reading is fun

To support your child further, this Progress in English document Progress In English gives further advice. It is based on the old curriculum but the advice is still valid: click on the link here…Progress In English

Books and Reading

Do you want some ideas of what books to encourage your child to read at home? Try out some of the website below by clicking on the links…

Little Parachutespicture books for young children to help deal with life’s challenges 

Lovereading4kidshelping you choose the best books for children

Book Trustinspiring a love of reading

Britannica OnlineExplore the updated online encyclopedia with thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and Web sites 

Fantastic FictionBibliographies for over 30,000 authors, information on over 350,000 books

Visit a curriculum subject page by clicking the link listed below:

English   Mathematics   Science   Computing   Physical Education   Music   History   Geography   Spanish   Design and Technology   Art and Design   Religious Education