Millbrook Primary School

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Intent for English


Our intent is for the children of Millbrook to communicate confidently and effectively, both through the written and the spoken word, and that these skills encompass the whole curriculum.

We want them to choose to read widely, finding joy in worlds yet to be discovered or facts to be found.


English at MPS

In order to be successful, English in primary schools must be consistent and it must be inspiring. Children are surrounded by language their whole lives, so we recognise the importance of giving them the tools to both make sense of the world and to develop their own voices in it.


We take great care to follow both the national curriculum and the interests of our children to create a well-rounded and vibrant English curriculum.


How we teach English

English at Millbrook provides challenge and encouragement, with our staff demonstrating high expectations at all times. We recognise the importance of taking the time to explore exciting books in depth, and using drama and creative writing as ways of forming a deeper relationship with stories and texts.


We ensure that our children are constantly exposed to creative and inspiring English lessons that are rich in vocabulary and imagination. Our children receive regular feedback on their progress and are taught, not only to be writers, but the craft and resilience of editing and revisiting their ideas.


We use an integrated and interactive English scheme to support our English curriculum and offer our children access to a virtual library (Bug club), giving them the opportunity to develop their love of reading both in and out of school.


If you would like to find out more information please:



Catherine Jason

English Subject Leader