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At Long Lane, through the teaching of English, we aim to ensure that every child has a high standard of oracy, reading and writing so that they may access the wider curriculum and  take the next steps in their learning journey, regardless of their race, gender or special educational needs. 

We believe our curriculum should inspire children to be confident in the art of speaking and listening, to use discussion to share their ideas, respond to others and to further their learning. When our pupils leave Long Lane, we want them to be confident readers, children who read fluently and widely for pleasure and purpose and who can express preferences and opinions about the texts that they have read. We want our curriculum to enable children to acquire a wide vocabulary, a solid understanding of grammar and be able to spell new words by effectively applying the spelling patterns and rules they learn throughout their time in primary school.  We want to enable our pupils to write with ease, for a range of purposes and audiences.


We aim to provide a clear pathway of progression which will provide the means for children to develop a secure knowledge-base in Literacy.

Rigorous assessment and review will ensure that we are able to provide targeted support so that all children experience success in literacy; we believe that a secure basis in literacy skills is crucial to a high-quality education and will give our children the tools they need to participate fully as a member of society.

Reading, Writing & Spelling Zone

For mobile devices there may also be apps you can download from your app store for some of these sites. 


Reading Spines

The Reading Spine is a core of books that create a living library inside a child’s minds: a store of classics and essential reads that help children engage at a deeper level and enter the world of the story, fostering a love of reading. 

Reading Lists

Please click on your class to see the full list of recommended reads.