Skip to content ↓

Proud to be part of


Our English curriculum is designed to inspire, develop communication skills and provide our children with the tools they need to express their ideas, views and feelings.

At All Saints Junior School, we have chosen to follow Literacy Tree, a book-based approach to teaching the core tenets of the English National Curriculum.

Literacy Tree believe that ‘the exposure of children’s literature within the primary school setting is vital as a rich context for learning; not only within English as a subject, but to support building a reading culture throughout the school’, and at All Saints, we could not agree with this sentiment more!

We want every child to (as the English National Curriculum states), ‘develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment’ and we believe this happens through teaching rich, diverse, engaging and high-quality texts.

The texts suggested by Literacy Tree ‘offer opportunities for empathy and can aid philosophical enquiry, where children see their cultures, families and relationships reflected’, which we believe increases engagement with reading, but also moulds our children into empathetic, compassionate individuals, ready to contribute positively to society.

This literature is integral to outstanding progress across the English curriculum; when the children are inspired, their learning will flourish too!

You can find a full description of our English curriculum intent, implementation and impact in the English curriculum document at the bottom of this page.