At Whiston Willis Primary Academy, we teach English by following the Literary Curriculum (Literacy Tree). The Literary Curriculum from the Literacy Tree is a complete, thematic approach to the teaching of primary English that places children’s literature at its core.
As a whole-school approach, children explore 115 literary texts and experience at least 90 unique significant authors as they move through the school.
It provides complete coverage of all National Curriculum expectations for writing composition, reading comprehension, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary, as well as coverage of spelling and phonics. All plans lead to purposeful application within a wide variety of written outcomes.
At our school, the Literacy Tree texts are mapped out across each phase over a two year cycle to ensure progression and National Curriculum coverage across all year groups, including composite classes.
Children will experience aspects of the National Curriculum within each phase on multiple occasions over the two years, for a range of audience and purpose, embedding knowledge and skills by over-learning.