At Portway Junior School, we have designed our English curriculum to inspire our children to have a love of reading and writing. We have developed a thematic approach where children’s grammar, spelling and literary skills are developed across KS2 by applying the skills to the different genres. We nurture a culture where children take pride in their work and are encouraged to be creative in their publishing. We are passionate about developing an appreciation of different texts and allowing children to access stories and authors from a diverse background. We understand that a good grasp of English is the bedrock of the entire curriculum and that children, who are confident and adept readers and writers, will be empowered to succeed in all other areas. We understand, too, the vital role played by parents and carers in the development of reading and writing and in the nurturing of positive habits, particularly in attitudes towards reading. We welcome this and value their contribution.