English at Staverton encompasses reading and writing through the sharing of quality texts, identifying features and skills within these and then applying them in the children’s independent work. Our journey begins in the Early Years where children are taught phonics using the Read Write Inc programme. Reading books are matched to each child’s ability to make sure that the book they bring home is fully decodable to them, ensuring a confident, successful read. Upon the completion of the phonics reading scheme, children use ‘Accelerated reader’ to determine their reading level and choose a book from our school library that is within the book band that matches their current ability.

As the children move through the school, they will meet a range of different text types and will experience hearing and reading work by a variety of authors and poets. Throughout a sequence of learning, children will be taught and practise applying new skills before they apply them into their own piece, incorporating all that they have learnt. The children often engage with ‘short burst’ writing, beginning with a stimulus such as a video clip, a piece of music or a fascinating image for them to use their imagination and creativity to express themselves through writing.

We encourage our children to develop a love of reading and writing, that they will take with them beyond our doors.

Reading Intent Statement

Writing Intent Statement

Some useful links:


Useful phonics.links for parents and carers:

 - how to say the sounds.

 - link to sound blending.

Read Write Inc set 2 and 3 sounds:



Letter formation rhymes to support writing:


Writing progression small steps for different year groups:








Reading for pleasure:

We promote a love of reading in our school in lots of different ways.   We have an outdoor book hut where children can choose a book to take home and read.

 Reading hut

We have books swaps in school where children can exchange books with each other.- this is our latest one in April 2022.

Book swap 1Book swap 2


Online Safety Websites

About Us

Situated in the picturesque village of Staverton, our small village school is a well established and integral part of the local community. We enjoy very secure links with our local church, St. Mary's, and the strong Christian ethos and family feel within our school is shared with all of our visitors. In August 2014, our school became an academy, joining the Peterborough Diocese Education Trust. 


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Contact Details

Staverton CE Primary School
Glebe Lane,
Staverton, Daventry,
NN11 6JF
Tel: 01327 703154

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