Hunsbury Park Primary

English at Hunsbury Park
English at Hunsbury Park

Our English curriculum is planned in order to develop the children’s basic skills of reading and writing, the enjoyment of books and effective communication in speech and writing. Phonics skills are taught using an exciting and highly successful approach called ‘Sounds~Write’.

Handwriting skills are developed using ‘Kinetic Letters’ which promotes core body strength as well as developing gross and fine motor skills. As a school we do not follow a set reading scheme, so as to ensure children have access to a broad range of reading material. Colour coding ensures that pupils have the independence to choose books matched to their reading ability. All our teaching embraces the National Framework for Literacy.

Talk 4 Writing is used as a tool to develop oracy and language skills across the whole school. This initiative is based on the idea that if a child can’t say a sentence then they can’t write a sentence. The children enjoy learning a model text that inspires them in their independent writing.

English Curriculum

Keeping Safe at HPPS

  • Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
  • The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Gail Barnshaw (Head teacher).
  • The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead are Mrs Jo Fantarrow and Mrs Helen Bambridge.

When coming into HPPS please remember:

  • Personal mobile phones are NOT allowed to be used or available for use whilst working with a child, group or class. This is to safeguard both the child/ren and you.  This is a non-negotiable rule.
  • Visitors or staff who do not have full DBS clearance wear a YELLOW lanyard.  This means they are NOT allowed to work unsupervised with a pupil or group.