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 2021-22




Hi, we are the English Ambassadors at Coxhoe Primary School and we love English! At Coxhoe, all aspects of our English, whether it be reading, writing or speaking and listening, are really engaging. When we have interviewed children across the school this year, they have talked about how they love writing stories and using visual literacy to help with this! We love it when authors visit our school, when we celebrate events like World Book Day and when we celebrate all of our fabulous achievements in a variety of ways: class star of the week, gold awards, our reading raffle, termly awards ceremonies to name a few. As you can see, English in our school is definitely fun, exciting and interesting. Check out our photographs below to see what we have been up to.

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.

To read our full intent, implementation and impact, click the link:

English Curriculum: Intent, Implementation and Impact - under review

Phonics and Early Reading Policy

English Policy - under review

Home School Reading Guidelines KS1 

Home School Reading Guidelines KS2 

English enrichment activities:

  • Termly reading and writing awards ceremony
  • Reading Buddies
  • 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

English at Coxhoe Primary School in 2021 - 2022

Forest School

Our forest school sessions this half term have all been taught through stories written by Julia Donaldson. Mrs Topping and the children have had a fantastic time reading the stories and completing activities linked to them. As you can see, they have had lots of fun!

English-themed Easter Eggs

Take a look at some of our eggcellent English-themed Easter eggs in our competition this year!

March Author Spotlight

Rowling Class were in the spotlight this month creating a display on their class author - JK Rowling. They wrote book reviews, designed book covers and drew illustrations linked to some of their story time books - The Ickabog and The Christmas Pig.

World Book Day 2022

In March, we celebrated World Book Day in style - starting with Bedtime Stories on Wednesday 2nd after school. On Thursday 3rd, we dressed as our favourite book characters and designed t-shirts themed around our favourite books and authors. After school, there was a book swap where everyone got to swap books and take new ones home. It was so much fun!

Well done to our World Book Day costume winners!


Alayah who the princess from the Princess and the Wizard

Nathan who was the Highway Rat

Year 1:

Joseph who was Robin Hood

Jensen who was an eagle

Year 2:

Henry who designed his own t-shirt themed around his favourite book

Jacob who was Frankie from The Danger Gang

Year 3:

Jacob who designed his own t-shirt themed around his favourite book

Emily who was Miss Trunchbull from Matilda

Year 4:

Lewis who designed his own t-shirt themed around his favourite book

Annie who was Paddington Bear (there was even a sandwich under her hat in case she was peckish!)

Year 5:

Annabel who was Cruella de vil from 101 Dalmatians

Layla who designed her own t-shirt themed around her favourite book

Year 6:

Hannah who designed her own t-shirt themed around her favourite book

Mathew who was The Riddler from Batman

Share a Story Class Swap

World Book Day Performance Poetry

February Reading Raffle Winners

Well done to all of our reading raffle winners in February. Good luck to everyone in March!

Whole School Text: Leaf by Sandra Dieckmann 

In February the whole school celebrated the picture book 'Leaf' by Sandra Dieckmann. We all enjoyed exploring the themes of the book: the effect of climate change on animals, being an outsider and feeling different and lonely.

Leaf by Sandra Dieckmann 

Breaking News from Shakespeare Class

Adam Bushnell Author Visit

Adam Bushnell (a local author and story teller) visited our school on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd September. Adam worked with all of the children in our school from Reception to Year 6 sharing his stories in order to inspire them to write using our new topics for the Autumn Term.

Click the link to see our lovely letter from Adam Adam's visit to our school 2021 

December Reading Raffle Winners

Well done to all of our reading raffle winners in December. Good luck to everyone in January!