Our English Vision

Igniting a passion for literature and developing writers for the real world.



Our Principles of English Teaching

We know that great English happens in our school when:

  •  Children are writing for read audiences and purposes.

  • Children are motivated to write and strive to achieve their best through editing and redrafting.

  • Children present their ideas in a variety of ways and do so with pride.

  • Children enjoy reading a variety of genres written by a variety of authors.

  • Children complete varied tasks of achievable but challenging difficulty.


At Key Stage 1, we follow 'Letters and Sounds' as our Phonics programme and pupils are grouped for these sessions according to need. Phonics is taught daily in KS1 for 20 minutes, covering all phases within the programme and including elements of SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar).


What is Letters and Sounds?

Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven. There are six overlapping phases.

For more detailed information, visit the Letters and Sounds website.



Our school Reading Scheme was updated in 2014 and will soon be online for Calveley children to access at home. In order to foster a love of reading and to ensure that children meet a range of text styles, the reading scheme is vast.

Publishers/schemes include: PEARSON, Oxford Reading Tree, Collins Big Cat, PM Benchmark, Project X and a mix of individually levelled books.


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Contact the School

Calveley Primary Academy

Executive Headteacher - Mrs B Dolman,
School Lane, Calveley,
Tarporley, Cheshire

Tel: 01270 685540 / 07972 391001