At Sarisbury Infant School, we believe in providing our children with a language rich English Curriculum. As a school we aim to develop a love for reading and writing.


Literacy is children’s gateway to learning and develops their ability to listen, speak, read and write within the whole school curriculum.


At the heart of our English curriculum is speaking and listening. We firmly believe children need to be able to articulate their ideas before they write them. Children are taught speaking and listening skills in a variety of ways and all our English lessons contain speaking and listening. This is done in a variety of ways; drama, oral stories, Shipmate and group work and discussion about Wondering Walter's words.


 As a school, we follow the programme of study outlined in the National Curriculum for reading and writing. To assess and track where children are in their learning teachers use the Hampshire Assessment Model. At the end of Early Years teachers assess pupils using the Early Years Framework. Children in year 1 are required to undertake a statutory phonics screening check. At the end of year 2 pupil's will complete end of key stage tests. These consist of two reading papers and a spelling, punctuation and grammar paper. Teachers will use these tests, their professional judgement and the End of Key Stage Teacher Assessment Framework to judge a pupils level at the end of year 2.



Below is a link to the Primary National Curriculum



Below is link to the Teacher Assessment Framework





 Useful English websites to support your child's learning at home.


Bug Club

Your child has a log in for Bug Club. The school code is xxgl.




Phonics Play


This website has free interactive games. The games contain real and alien words.


Education City

Your child has an individual log in for this website. If you go into the English section and select your child's year group for age appropriate games.


Letters and Sounds


This website has lots of free resources that you can print off for your child. The website is broken down into the teaching phases.


ICT Games


This website has a variety of games. Some are better than others. Help a hedgehog is a good game so is Poop Deck Pirates. Click on the Literacy tab.


Letters and Sounds Document


This will take you to the Letters and Sounds programme that we follow in school.