Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


At Oasis Academy Blakenhale the teaching of reading and writing has an essential, supportive and aspirational place within our bespoke character curriculum.

Our aim when teaching literacy is to equip all children with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to succeed in all environments. Purposely planned experiences structure deep learning through the 9 Habits lens tailored to our pupils’ individual needs in line with the national curriculum for English.

The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  •  develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
  • are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.

Further information on the teaching of reading and writing at Oasis Academy Blakenhale Infants and Juniors can be found in our English policy.


‘One page’ descriptions of our Intent, Implementation and Impact can be found here for Reading and Writing.


Annual organisation per year group of each text type studied across the curriculum and GPS progression document can be accessed by clicking here.