At Leamington Community Primary School we design our curriculum using a range of text types and teaching tools including ‘narrative immersion’ and ‘talk 4 writing’.  Through the curriculum children explore texts in a variety of ways including the use of drama conventions, comprehensions, creative writing activities, spelling and grammar lessons.

Narrative Immersion

Recently Leamington has taken on a narrative approach to learning. This means that quality texts are at the heart of our curriculum. Teachers from Year 1 to Year 6 have worked with Mrs Halligan, our Lead Practitioner to plan work around a specific narrative for every half term. Throughout the year the children will explore 6 different books. The work planned covers a range of different subjects including English, History, Geography, Computing, Art and DT.  We are currently developing links with Maths and problem solving.

Talk 4 Writing

Children also use elements of Pie Corbett’s model to unpick texts and build vocabulary to support their writing. Children orally re-tell stories and compose their own versions before publishing in a range of ways.


  • To read easily, fluently and with good understanding.
  • To develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information.
  • To acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language.
  • To 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 explain clearly their understanding and ideas.
  • Ensure they are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.


Into Key Stage 2 they begin to focus on spelling rules. We follow ‘Spelling Toolkit’ from Year 3 through to Year 6.

Here you will links to our English Curriculum, Phonics Overview and Spelling Curriculum.

All of the links are from Liverpool LA.

English Curriculum 

Phonics Overview 

Spelling Toolkit