Aldbury C of E Primary and Nursery School


At Aldbury Primary and Nursery school, reading and writing is taught using the National Curriculum. 


We encourage a passion for reading and incorporate high quality fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts throughout the English curriculum. Cross curricular links to English are encouraged and planned regularly to inspire and motivate children to fall in love with reading and writing.


To support independent reading skills, we have a progressive reading scheme that provides age related high quality individual readers for all children in KS1 and KS2.

We follow Big Cat Collins whole school programme.

More information can be found in the reading section at the bottom of the page. 


As a school we teach phonics using Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised.

Little Wandle draws on the latest research into how children learn best; how to ensure learning stays in children’s long term memory and how best to enable children to apply their learning to become highly competent readers.

Please see the phonics section at the bottom of the page for more information.


The English curriculum will ensure children will leave Year 6 with the key writing skills needed to write fluently and express themselves effectively. Children will be able to write for different purposes and audiences. We have writing hexagons to ensure children are aware of the key skills they need to master by the end of the year. This also helps children to edit and improve their writing.  


Children are taught the Nelson handwriting approach and have handwriting sessions planned throughout the week to practise letter formation, sizing and legibility. We make sure that handwriting is a focus as soon as children begin to learn phonics in the Reception year.

Please see the writing section below.


Spelling is an integral part of being a fluent and competent writer. After phonics has been mastered, children in each class have daily spelling sessions to enhance their spelling knowledge. 

Please find more information in the spelling section below.


For more information about the English curriculum please see the English intent within this section of the website. 


Miss Vardy- English Subject Leader