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Gorringe Park Primary School

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The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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.



High standards of English are embedded into everything we do at Gorringe Park Primary School. Alongside the Merton – agreed curriculum progression, we use the Literacy Tree curriculum as a stimulus for our English learning. This text-based system exposes children to a wide variety of high quality texts and rich language experiences. Grammar, punctuation and spelling are included in all learning opportunities. We aim to foster a life-long love of literature. Our current text map is attached below:



Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Autumn 1

Cave Baby

Walk in London

Stone-Age boy

Pied Piper

The Viewer

Princess’ Blankets


Oi Frog (now a reception scheme)

Traction Man

Leon and the Place between

Jim a cautionary tale

Robot Girl

Two Towers

Autumn 2

Pig the Pug

The Goldilocks Project

Tin Forest

Mysteries of Harris Burdock

The Sleeper and the Spindle

The boy in the tower


The Magic Bed



Winter’s child

The lost happy endings

The promise

Spring 1

Meercat Mail

Stella, Sydney and the moon


Matchbox diary


Percy Jackson


Yeti and the bird

The Owl and the Pussycat


Heart in the bottle



Spring 2

Iggy Peck Architect

Jim and the Beanstalk

The Tear Thief

Gulliver’s travels


The Arrival


The Odd Egg

Tadpole’s promise

Incredible Book eating boy (Own planning)

The Lion and the Unicorn


Three Little Pigs

Summer 1

Stanley’s stick

The Minpins

Black dog (moved to yr 4)

The Selfish Giant

The lost thing




The journey home


Until I met Dudley


Grimm Tales

Summer 2

Send for a Superhero

Bear under the stairs

Cloud Tea Monkeys


King Kong

A beautiful lie


Lost and Found

Dragon Machine

The Iron Man

The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe

The Tempest

The unforgotten coat

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