At Wimborne First School and Nursery, we follow the Literary Curriculum for shared reading, writing and spelling. The Literary Curriculum is a complete, thematic approach to the teaching of primary English that places children's literature at its core. The scheme has a complete book-based approach, with a wide range of literature. Teachers ensure that the children are engaged to become critical readers whilst becoming confident and informed writers. All National Curriculum requirements are embedded, making the grammar purposeful and there are always a mixture of shorter, longer and extended writing outcomes where the audience and purpose is clear and exciting for children!

Teachers adapt planning to ensure it is right for the children in their class. Plans focus on outcomes and follow a cohesive sequence so that learning makes sense and is rooted in a strong context. Depth is engendered as children revisit key objectives and skills within different texts and contexts, building understanding over time with frequent opportunities to apply their learning across varied writing opportunities. Books are grouped within themes to ensure links and connections are made across the curriculum.