Latest News


The self-isolation advice for people with coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed. It is now possible to end self-isolationafter 5 full days,...

Read more


Buying your child a new device for Christmas? Tips for staying safe you can keep young people safer online over...

Read more

Christmas songs

Here are the children performing their Christmas songs Christmas Songs – Hendal Primary School

Read more


Our English leaders are Miss Riley and Miss Chapman

Curriculum Statement of Intent for English

At Hendal Primary School our aim is develop young readers and writers who are able to reason, discern, think critically, develop a love of reading and writing across a range of genres.

We will achieve this by:

  • Planning for progression of skills in reading and writing from EYFS to Year 6
  • Providing regular opportunities for children to develop their oracy, speaking and listening skills so they can communicate ideas clearly and learn from discussion
  • Teaching a rigorous phonics programme to ensure pupils are fluent, confident readers who show good understanding.
  • Being good reading role models and foster and enjoyment of a wide range of literature.
  • Teaching pupils to form letters correctly, use punctuation accurately and present work to a high standard.
  • Expose pupils to a wide range of vocabulary and grammar conventions used in reading and writing.
  • Encouraging pupils to play with language and write imaginatively.
  • Developing an experiential learning environment that is exciting, interesting and stimulating, this includes educational visits and external providers coming into school.
  • Provide opportunities for cross-curricular links to help deepen children’s understanding of how to apply writing skills for different purposes and audiences.

CURRICULUM drivers English