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English Curriculum

The English Curriculum at Fortuna is delivered in two ways; 


Read Write Inc

For those children who need additional support with building their basic literacy skills such as early phonics, grammar and comprehension they follow a structured English programme.

Read Write Inc. Phonics lesson

This video shows a teacher instructing children to learn a sound, the associated mnemonic and how to write it using Read Write Inc. Phonics. Find out more about Read Write Inc. Phonics:

Phonics tutoring with Ruth Miskin - how to teach blending to children.

Phonics tutoring with Ruth Miskin - Ruth explains how to teach blending and a teacher demonstrates. Find out more about Read Write Inc. Phonics:

English Curriculum


For those children are secure in their phonics knowledge and have basic literacy skills follow the English National Curriculum at the stage appropriate to their ability.

  • Spoken language 
  • Reading - word reading and comprehension
  • Writing - transcription and composition including handwriting
  • Spelling - vocabulary, grammar, punctuation

Teachers plan a series of lessons which meet the appropriate National Curriculum objectives for the pupils in their class. They use a variety of genre and teaching strategies including visual literacy to engage children in their learning. The curriculum is taught over three spirals which enables teachers to differentiate the curriculum they deliver to ensure they meet the needs of the individual children. 

KS2 Spelling Scheme