English is the backbone of all learning and the single most important set of skills that children will ever acquire. It provides them with a powerful means to communicate and express their ideas and thoughts to others, everyday, and across the world. English provides the means of achieving dreams and aspirations, to become whatever they want to be. Enjoyment, experiences and pleasure are gained through a growing understanding of English in all its forms. It has the power to excite the imagination and allows us to become lost in other worlds and times beyond our experience. A secure command of English opens doorways, new paths to learning, entertainment and life.


The rights of the writer poster

Click on the links below to access our Reading and Writing guidance:

Handwriting Policy 2021

Writing Guidance

Hill View Primary Academy Handwriting Stages

Whole School Overview Reading

Teaching Reading at Hill View

Reading at Hill View EYFS & Lower KS1

Reading at Hill View KS1 & KS2

Click on the links below to access our Reading and Writing assessment criteria:

Year 1 writing     Year 1 reading

Year 2 writing     Year 2 reading

Year 3 writing    Year 3 reading

Year 4 writing    Year 4 reading

Year 5 writing    Year 5 reading

Year 6 writing    Year 6 reading

Developing a Love for Reading!

Reading at home is an integral part of your child’s English learning.

At Hill View, we want all our pupils to develop a love for reading and be inspired by a good book. The Book Trust and UKLA have up to date, recommend books for children of all ages. Use the links below to find something new and exciting to read
with your child.




Reading With Your Child

Alphabet Mat

Year 6 SATs Glossary

SATs English Glossary