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!


In Class 11, we are reading' Who Let the Gods Out' by Maz Evans. We have enjoyed acting out Chapter 5 of the story and can't wait to read more chapters (Leo and MacKenzie - Year 6)     

We have been enjoying reading 'A Boy Called Christmas'. We wrote letters and drew pictures to help with our stories (Jacob and Tyler - Year 3) 

We really enjoyed making posters about Super Potato. We enjoyed all of our writing on the Evil Pea (Brandon, Beatrice and Emily - Year 1)                                           

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!

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

English at Coxhoe Primary School in 2022 - 2023