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English at Newlands Community Primary School


Welcome to the 'English' section of our website. Here you will find lots of useful things that support the children's learning in school. At Newlands Community Primary School we follow the National Curriculum objectives across the school.  Clicking on the links will take you to a separate document that provides more information on that area.

Talk for Writing at Newlands

Talk for Writing was developed by the author Pie Corbett. It is a fun, creative, yet also rigorous approach to develop writers. Talk for Writing starts with enjoying and sharing stories. Throughout the school, we place a strong emphasis on children reading stories and enjoying a range of literature. Through regular reading, and the exploration of model texts, we want children to build up an extensive and rich vocabulary for use in their own writing.

Talk for Writing starts with enjoying and sharing stories. Children learn to retell a text off by heart with expression and actions. Once a story is learnt, the children are encouraged to adapt it to make it their own, for example by changing the characters or the setting. Finally, at the Invention Stage, pupils write their own text independently.


Please click on the link below to find out more about Talk for Writing in our school;

Talk for Writing at Newlands

Reading at Newlands


At Newlands we believe that the teaching of reading is the basis of all learning. By providing high quality reading teaching in line with our school values we allow children to foster a love of books but who also see the importance of reading in their daily life beyond school.