Southfield Junior School

  • "This is a good school. Southfield is calm and orderly, but has a 'buzz' of activity. Leaders have set out clear and high expectations. Teachers have the secure knowledge of the curriculum to be able to challenge pupils." - Ofsted 2019

English at Southfield

Our English leader is Mrs. Tkocz. She leads English across the school and works closely with Mrs. Saunders, the English leader at Eastrop. 

Vision for English 

At Southfield Junior School, we see aptitude in English as a gateway to the children’s futures. Therefore, we have high aspirations for all and aim to equip them with the skills and knowledge necessary for them to become lifelong learners and active and able linguists.

The intent of our approach to English is for the children to experience a curriculum that places high quality children’s literature at the heart of their learning. Through interactions with these texts, the children will develop their ability to communicate animatedly through spoken and written language.

Creative, challenging and carefully crafted English lessons enable learning to take centre stage.  Throughout each year, children revisit key learning objectives. This enables the children to extend and deepen their English skills and knowledge. Throughout lessons children are invited to discuss their learning, ask inquisitive questions and develop a genuine enthusiasm for the subject.

English at Southfield 

We follow the National Curriculum 2014 for English across our school. 


Please click this link to read about our Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS) progression across Key Stage 2. 







 Curriculum Documents 

Please click here to see our age related expectations across Key Stage 2 (Years 3 - 6)

Please click here to read our Progression in English document for Key Stage 2.