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Ravenscote Junior School


Junior School


The English curriculum at Ravenscote Junior School is planned in line with the National Curriculum which aims to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.

The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding 
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information 
  • acquire a wide vocabulary
  • an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage 
  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences 
  • use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas 
  • are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.

The topics taught in each year group are outlined in the table below.

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
3 Transition Unit – Dogs don’t do ballet. Fiction- Shrek. Narrative stories

Fiction- Fables

Letters  - The Day the Crayons Quit Fiction - Dinosaurs Fiction - Alice in Wonderland.
  Non-Fiction- Pirates. Non-fiction- Robots Non-fiction - The Ice Age Narrative stories -The Lighthouse Non-fiction -Sports Fiction - George’s Marvellous Medicine 
4 Transition Unit – Flat Stanley.

Fiction – Jumanji

Non-Fiction – Inventions Fiction and non-fiction – Under the Sea. Fiction – Diary writing. Non-fiction – Radio stories.
  Fiction and non-fiction– Monsters. Non-fiction – Traditional Tales Non-fiction and poetry – The Rainforest

Non-fiction - Adverts

Fiction including poetry– Historical stories - Pompeii

Book Study – The BFG.


Fiction – The lego story,

Non-fiction - Diary entries and recount Non-fiction - Persuasive writing Narrative poetry The Highwayman Fiction - Superheroes Story writing -Kensuke’s Kingdom.

Fiction - Moana

Non-fiction  - space

Fiction – Robin Hood - Legends

  Fiction - Detective stories Fiction - The Ridge

Non-fiction – Dragons

Non-fiction - Titanic

Formal letter of complaint

Writing skills

Fiction – story writing

Grammar revision and applying skills
Non-fiction – David Attenborough

Non-fiction -  WW2

Fiction - Spooky stories Fiction - Treasure Fiction – Lifted and La Luna

Fiction – story writing

Grammar revision and applying skills
Fiction – The Giant’s Necklace