Horsforth Newlaithes

Primary School

At Horsforth Newlaithes Primary School, we believe that a quality English curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing, speaking and listening. We aim to inspire an appreciation of our rich and varied literary heritage and a habit of reading widely and often, for pleasure as well as to inform. We recognise the importance of nurturing a culture where children take pride in their work, can write clearly and accurately and adapt their language and style for a range of contexts. We want to inspire children to be confident in the art of speaking and listening, in order to use discussion and debate to communicate and further their learning. We understand that for our children to gain and develop knowledge across the wider curriculum, they need to become competent readers. We have therefore created an interesting and relevant curriculum to teach them the knowledge and skills needed to prepare them for life-long learning.