English
Curriculum Managers - Mr Croot and Mrs Lambrianides

Our English curriculum is currently based on the National Curriculum English Programme of Study.
Lists of the main texts studied in each year group are given below.

 
Year 3

'The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark' by Jill Tomlinson
'The Great Round the World Balloon Race' by Sue Scullard
'The Selfish Giant' by Oscar Wilde
'The Roman Beanfeast' by Gillian Cross
'The Hodgeheg' & 'George Speaks' by Dick King-Smith
'Feargal Fly, Private Eye (Digitext)' by Louise Glasspoole

 
Year 4

'Watch Out For The Giant Killers!' by Colin McNaughton
'The Mousehole Cat' by Antonia Barber
'The Green Ship' by Quentin Blake
'Bishop Hatto' by Robert Southey
'Heard It In The Playground' & 'Please, Mrs Butler' by Allan Ahlberg
'Grandpa Chatterji' & 'Grandpa's Indian Summer' by Jamila Gavin
'The Iron Giant' by Ted Hughes
'Danger! Monsters! Aliens! (Digitext)' by Andrea Shavick

 
Year 5

'Fantastic Mr Fox' by Roald Dahl
'Millions' by Frank Cottrell Boyce
'Beowulf' by Michael Morpurgo
'Clockwork' by Philip Pullman
'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' by Robert Browning
- adapted by Michael Morpurgo
'The Lost Boy (Digitext)' by Louise Cooper

 
Year 6

'Pirates and Pistols' by Chris Mould
'Jolly Roger' by Colin McNaughton
'Treasure Island' by Robert Louis Stevenson
- adapted by Chris Mould
'The Wreck of the Zanzibar' by Michael Morpurgo
'The Lady of Shalott' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes
'Romeo and Juliet' & 'Macbeth' by William Shakespeare
- adapted by Marica Wallace