Harlands Primary School


English (Reading/Writing)

Principles for Literacy learning at Harlands

At Harlands, we aim to support the children in learning the skills they need for reading, writing, speaking and listening, and grammar.

We do this through fostering a love of the written word and how we interact with it on a daily basis.

We encourage children to:

We strive for all children at Harlands to have a passion for literacy and the confidence to apply these skills in all areas of their learning.


 Children at Harlands experience literacy through discrete lessons and cross-curricular learning.

In Key Stage 1, children have regular ‘literacy’ sessions which cover a variety of different skills as well as daily guided reading sessions, phonics/spelling lessons, Rainbow Writing sessions and handwriting activities.

In Key Stage 2, children have regular ‘literacy’ sessions which cover a variety of different skills.  Additional weekly literacy activities may include guided reading, GPS and handwriting.

Literacy skills are applied across the curriculum.

Skills Development and Assessment

Our progressive literacy curriculum allows for growth and consolidation as the children continue their journey through Harlands.

They acquire many new skills, techniques and understanding around audience and purpose.

Assessment of literacy involves ongoing formal and informal assessment, for example:

Enrichment Opportunities

Useful Resources to support Literacy Learning