The Highway Primary School



When our children leave The Highway we expect them to:

  • Be confident and fluent readers, who read widely and are able to express preferences and opinions about the texts that they read.
  • Read for pleasure, having had access to a wide range of text types, genres and authors in order for them to make informed opinions about their favourites.
  • Write with confidence and accuracy for a variety of purposes and audiences whilst developing their own individual flair.
  • Be able to write with grammatical accuracy and be able to apply spelling patterns correctly using a neat handwriting style.
  • Be exposed to a wide range of vocabulary so that they able to decipher new words and then use them when speaking both informally and formally.
  • Be able to speak eloquently, to articulate ideas and thoughts, to influence through talk, to collaborate with others and express views confidently and appropriately.

We also aim for our children to apply these English skills to all areas of the curriculum.


Curriculum Statement for the Teaching and Learning of English 2020/2021






PIG HEART BOY - Malorie Blackman


Year 1 Literature Spine

Year 2 Literature Spine

Year 3 Literature Spine

Year 4 Literature Spine

Year 5 Literature Spine

Year 6 Literature Spine




We use Read Write Inc. as the basis for our literacy programme. 

Read Write Inc. is a proven synthetic phonic approach.

Why it works......

Read Write Inc. combines 5 clear steps to ensure real success in literacy:

  • A systematic and dynamic whole-school approach
  • High quality literacy teaching
  • Inspiring whole-school literacy training
  • Effective assessment and grouping
  • Keeps parents fully supportive

Click on the frog for full details of the programme from Ruth Miskin, the developer of RWInc:


Useful links 

Keep up to date with our Literacy news

Clicking on the board will take you to a list of our latest literacy bulletins and updates;