Welcome to the Lakenheath Community Primary School website



  • To promote a positive attitude to reading, writing, speaking and listening.

  • To develop children’s ability to become confident users of language, both oral and written.

  • To ensure children have access to a broad, balanced and creative English curriculum.

  • To provide clear and consistent teaching throughout the school.


Pupils at Lakenheath Primary School will leave Year 6:

  • reading and writing with confidence, fluency and understanding, using a range of independent strategies to take responsibility for their own learning including self-monitoring and correcting their own errors;

  • with a love of reading and a desire to read for enjoyment;

  • with an interest in words and their meanings; developing a growing vocabulary in relation to grammatical terminology;

  • understanding a range of text types, media types and genres;

  • able to write in a variety of styles and forms appropriate to the situation;

  • using their developing creativity, imagination, inventiveness and critical awareness;

  • having a suitable technical vocabulary to respectfully articulate their responses in any discussion.


Foundation Stage

In Reception, children have opportunities to develop their communication, language and literacy skills on a daily basis in both adult led and child initiated activities. A range of texts are used in the daily mixed ability English lessons. Children have daily phonics lessons. Children read with an adult at least three times a week. Regular story times develop a love for books and storytelling.

Key Stage 1

In Key Stage 1, regular phonics and daily English lessons continue and are taught in mixed ability groups, with an emphasis on literary texts. Children take part in group reading sessions and have regular story times to develop a love for reading. English skills are developed across the curriculum. Provision is made for children who require extra support through intervention programmes, differentiated class teaching and targeted teaching groups.

Key Stage 2

In Key Stage 2, children have daily English lessons. Spelling and Grammar skills are taught both discretely and embedded within English lessons. Additional English sessions include guided reading, spelling teaching, grammar, handwriting and regular reading aloud of a class novel. English skills are developed across the curriculum. Provision is made for children who require extra support through targeted teaching; intervention programmes and differentiated class teaching.