Horsehead Lane, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6XH
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Bolsover Church of England Junior School

Every Child Counts, Every Moment Matters.


“The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written language, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.” (DfE 2013)


To become fluent in reading, writing and expression.


English – opens up a world of creativity and adventure to take our pupils forward to the future.


At Bolsover Church of England Junior School, our English curriculum is designed to ensure that our pupils secure the necessary reading, writing and linguistic skills to become enthusiastic and independent writers, articulate communicators and develop a love of reading.

We have developed an ambitious, creative and innovative English Curriculum to support and inspire all of our learners. We strive to provide exciting and engaging lessons, which immerses the children in their learning and fosters a love for reading, a passion for discovery and confidence to explore the world around them.

We follow the National Curriculum and have tailored our school curriculum to meet the needs of all of our learners. A range of high-quality texts have been carefully chosen to enrich the teaching and learning linked to out half-termly topics and provide memorable and enriching experiences for our pupils.

We believe English underpins the work undertaken in all other areas of the curriculum and is essential for educational and social progress. The acquisition of language skills is of the utmost importance and therefore the teaching of all aspects is given a high priority within school.


The National Curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils can:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
  • are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate. 


You can find the full National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Key Stage 2 English by clicking here.

What do we know about careers in English? 

The skills you gain across the English curriculum can apply to a wide range of careers. The teaching and learning of English supports careers in:

  • Author
  • Journalist
  • Education – such as a teacher
  • Politician
  • Lawyer
  • Marketing Executive
  • Writer
  • Actor


What do we cover across school in English? 

What do the progression of skills in English look like?