Coxhoe Primary School

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At Coxhoe Primary School we believe that reading is fundamental. It is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be!


What our children say...

Year 6 English Ambassadors 2022-23

Annabel and Olivia

Hello, we are the English Ambassadors - Annabel and Olivia. English in our school is taught in a way which makes us feel confident in what we are doing. However, if we are unsure about anything, our teachers are always there so we can ask for help and reassurance. In English, we can let our creative writing juices flow onto the page. We enjoy lots of different writing including stories, non-chronological reports and poems. In our school, we use visual literacy and get to create illustrations to complement our writing as well. These types of lessons are really fun! We understand that spelling, punctuation, grammar and vocabulary are so important and these are taught in such a clear way to us that everybody understands. You can be sure that English at Coxhoe Primary is definitely an enjoyable experience!

Pupil Voice

I love reading! (Fiamma - Year 1)

I have enjoyed reading the book 'Winter's Child'  in our English lessons (Thomas- Year 2)     

I loved the book 'One Christmas Wish' - we've been reading it in story time (Thomas - Year 3)

I love writing stories and have enjoyed our class texts this term: Fantastic Mr Fox, The Iron Man and Christmas Pig (Brandon - Year 4) 

English is my favourite subject (Eva - Year 5 )

I love the challenge of writing poems that rhyme! (Phoebe - Year 6)                                           

Curriculum Intent

It is our intent at Coxhoe Primary School to provide all of our children with a high-quality education in English, which develops their love of reading, writing and discussion. It is our intention to ensure that by the end of their primary education, children have the required knowledge and skills that allow them to speak, read and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others effectively. We believe that this will give our children the tools they need to succeed in life.

Phonics and Early Reading Policy

English Policy

Home School Reading Guidelines KS1 

Home School Reading Guidelines KS2 

Little Wandle 'Everybody Read' leaflet for parents

Little Wandle 'Everybody Read' PowerPoint Presentation

English enrichment activities:

  • Termly reading and writing awards ceremony
  • Reading Buddies (Year 6 and Year 1; Year 5 and Year 2)
  • Author visits
  • World Book Day
  • Bedtime stories
  • Monthly spotlight on your class author
  • Book swaps
  • EYFS/Key Stage 1 reading boxes/shared reading books to encourage reading for pleasure
  • Parent workshops in EYFS, KS1, LKS2 and UKS2
  • Daily story time
  • Outdoor book boxes in our willow reading area
  • Whole school writing (based on the same text or theme)
  • Monthly Reading Raffle
  • Forest School
  • Year 1 Book Stop

Long Term Plans:


In Reception and Key Stage 1, children read books from a reading scheme linked closely to the Little Wandle phonics programme. 

In Key Stage 2, we use Accelerated Reader to promote a love of reading as well as ensuring children develop strong comprehension skills using a structured and rewarding approach.

Please find the 2021 reading long terms plan below:

Reading Long Term Plan Year 1

Reading Long Term Plan Year 2

Reading Long Term Plan Year 3

Reading Long Term Plan Year 4

Reading Long Term Plan Year 5

Reading Long Term Plan Year 6

Please find our core book spine that we offer for each year group and cycle below:

EYFS Library

Year 1 Library

Year 2 Library

Year 3/4 Library Cycle A

Year 3/4 Library Cycle B

Year 5/6 Library Cycle A

Year 5/6 Library Cycle B


At Coxhoe Primary School we encourage creative planning bespoke to the needs of our children. Therefore, our teachers decide on the genres of writing taught. Grammar, vocabulary and spelling are taught weekly along side these.

Please find the 2021 writing long term plans below:

Year 1 Writing Long Term Plan

Year 2 Writing Long Term Plan

Year 3 Writing Long Term Plan

Year 4 Writing Long Term Plan

Year 5 Writing Long Term Plan

 Year 6 Writing Long Term Plan


In Reception and Year 1, our children follow Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Phonics Programme which teaches children to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension. For more information please click here.

English at Coxhoe Primary School in 2022 - 2023

Spring Term 2023

World Book Day 2023

Take a look at what we got up to on World Book Day. As you can see, there were lots of different book characters in our school!

Whole School Writing

Our whole school writing theme this term has been centred around learning more about children who are refugees. Year 6 read The Day War Came by Nicola Davies and The Journey by Francesca Sanna. They then wrote and illustrated their own picture books based on this. Year 1 loved listening to the stories read by the authors and illustrators of the picture books! 

Autumn Term 2022