The development of Literacy skills is a crucial part of every child’s learning at Upland Primary School. It feeds into many different subjects across the Primary curriculum allowing children to showcase what they have learnt.


We strive to ensure that the children develop the knowledge, understanding and skills which they need now and in the future.



Within our English curriculum, children are immersed in a range of exciting and engaging texts. This allows our children to explore a variety of texts across the year and produce a wide range of writing in different genres. 



As a school, children have daily Guided Reading sessions in which children are able to apply the different skills taught, which include: retrieval, inference, prediction, explanation, summarising, sequencing and vocabulary.  Children are exposed to a broad range of texts and genres, where possible these are linked with other curriculum areas. This enables them to apply their skills in different contexts.



We follow the document ‘Letters and Sounds’ as well as using other resources  to complement the children’s learning. Phonics is taught daily from Reception to year 2.  In KS2, children continue to learn the spelling rules as part of their home learning and are tested weekly.