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“When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language.” – James Earl Jones

Whole School Curriculum Map – English

We are a Power of Reading and Talk for Writing school.  Find out more about how we teach English in school by clicking the button below.

Power of Reading at Minchinhampton Academy
Talk for Writing at Minchinhampton Academy


Reading is a priority. Please read Mr Moss’s letter to parents about reading.

Find out more about how we teach reading in Reception and KS1.

Reading in Reception and KS1

Find out about our class book reading progression across the year groups:

Class Reading Progression

At Minchinhampton school we have introduced core books into each classroom to ensure children experience a rich diet of books as they progress through the school.  See what we are reading by clicking the link below.

Core Book List – all year groups CLPE Reflecting Realities

Click below for information on how you can help at home.

Working together – our reading offer

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Writing Toolkit

At Minchinhampton we use the cursive style of writing.

Find out more about our handwriting below

Handwriting at our School

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English Exemplar – January 2021 CLiPPA 2020 Shadowing Scheme Winners!

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