English Policy


Examples of pupils written work across the curriculum

The Amazon Rainforest topic was a wonderful opportunity to use the new knowledge of this environment to write across the curriculum, creating wonderful and exciting stories. Read The Escape by Year 4 pupil .

Studying local history and the links with slavery during the It’s Not Fair’ topic, children used their understanding of the different experiences and events to create their own stories of escape through the Underground Railroad. Read Michael’s great escape to learn more about.

Poetry continues to be a favourite at Yealand and the children incorporate new learning to enhance their composition. Year 4 poem

Resources used in school & at home

The school subscribes to Purplemash and Teach Your Monster to Read and all children are issued with personal log ins. These exciting resources are used by teachers to set homework and support learning taking place in school. It also has a number of great online games were children can pitch themselves against other children throughout the World. The site is protected and children’s details are not shared. 
Access the site here https://www.purplemash.com/login/


Teach Your Monster to Read, this exciting resource takes children on a magical journey, meeting colourful characters along the way and collecting fantastic rewards. As they progress, they rehearse a range of essential reading skills; matching letters to sounds, blending, segmenting, tricky words and reading full sentences. This resource is used in class and at home. The site is protected and children’s details are not shared. Access the site here using your personal log in.  https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/


Useful websites for children and parents:


www.oxfordowl.co.uk – resources and programmes you can use at home


https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize – resources and programmes you can use at home


Woodlands Junior is an excellent site with games and challenges in grammar.


Topmarks have some free grammar and spelling games.


Phonics Play is an excellent site and there are some free sections