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At Rowdown Primary School, we believe that literacy and communication are key life skills. We recognise the need to develop speaking & listening skills in our children throughout the school but particularly in the early formative years of a child’s life, including their first years of school. We endeavour to provide a curriculum which accelerates their learning and language development. 

Through the English curriculum, we will help children develop the skills and knowledge that will enable them to communicate effectively and creatively through spoken and written language and equip them with the skills to become lifelong learners. 

English is at the heart of all children’s learning. It enables children both to communicate with others effectively for a variety of purposes and to examine their own and others’ experiences, feelings, ideas; giving these order and meaning. Literacy is central to children’s intellectual, emotional and social development. It has an essential role across the curriculum and helps pupils’ learning to be progressive and coherent and allow them to access all other areas of the curriculum. 

At Rowdown, children will experience a range of quality, engaging texts that stimulate thought, discussion and writing. It is inclusive to all children, inspiring them through an outstanding learning experience, which will enable them to make good progress and leave our school as responsible and happy citizens, fully equipped for the next stage of their education.


examples of work in english

Year 3 - example based on The Giraffe the Pelly and Me

Yr3 example based on The Ice Palace

Yr5 example based on Goodnight Mr Tom 



examples of year 6 work

 trip to canterbury cathedral - thomas becket


Reading corners and book displays around our school 

















    Rowdown Primary School

    Calley Down Crescent, New Addington, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 0EG
    01689 843367