Here at Cambois Primary School,we believe that a quality English curriculum should develop our children's love of reading, writing and communication. This will provide them with the skills they need to communicate with the wider world through written and spoken language.
At Cambois Primary School we intend to inspire a love of literature and a motivation to read. We expose our children to a wide range of texts and opportunities to read both fiction and non fiction at home. Our curriculum aims to engage our pupils through well planned texts which cover a range of genres across each key stage. As a school we intend to enrich our children's vocabulary, to make links between known and new words so our pupils can then expand  the vocabulary choices when they write and speak.
To develop writing across the school teachers use a chosen text as the stimulus for children, enabling them to write for a range of purposes in meaningful contexts. Our literacy lessons enable the children to slowly develop and refine the skills they need for a particular piece of writing, including working on handwriting, spelling, punctuation and grammar. 
We embed all of these aims across English lessons and the wider curriculum. Our well organised curriculum  provides purposeful opportunities for reading, writing, spelling and listening
English Policy
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Cambois Primary School.
500 words 2020
BBC Radio 2 Writing Competition.
We have been very busy in school this term writing our 500 words stories.

The competition was launched back in 2011, after Chris Evans had a dream. He dreamt of getting children excited about reading and writing. All children: no matter what their ability, experience, or background.

2019 attracted over 110, 000 entries children to the short story competition, and since it launched, the competition has received over 912,986 short stories.

It’s super simple. All children must pen an original story, no more than 500 words in length, and submit it online. It can be about ANYTHING you want – space-ships, grannies, insects, time travel. The list is endless!

Stories are judged anonymously, without regard to grammar, punctuation or spelling. The competition culminates in a broadcast extravaganza of live music and sensational story-telling every summer, at a special venue. Past venues have included The Globe and The Tower of London and Windsor Castle. 2019 saw a magnificent extravaganza come live from Windsor Castle. We can't wait to see what happens this year as the final takes place at Buckingham Palace on the 12th June.


BBC 500 Words Homepage

Listen to past winners


Oxford Reading Buddy 

Oxford Reading Buddy is a programme designed to support your child with their reading at home. Your child can access it via their tablet or home PC using a unique username and password which has been given to them by their class teacher. Children can access a range of reading materials appropriate to their reading stage, and can take a fun quiz after completion to check their comprehension.

Please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher if you need a new log in, and if you are experiencing any difficulties in using the programme please follow this link for helpful suggestions:


Nightzookeeper is an online website to inspire your child to write. It has fun, engaging games that increase vocabulary and improve spelling. The site is full of puzzles and challenges that develop grammar and sentence skills, Children can access inspiring prompts to write and story creation lessons that sparks imagination. Each child has their own password to access the site. If you have any issues with log ins please ask your child's class teacher.
We were very lucky to have author Mallory Smith come into school and read her lovely story to KS1 and Year 3/4. After she left we wrote a letter thanking her for coming in and telling her about our favourite part of the story, She also told us how she came up with the name 'Malula' and we changed our name into Mermaid and Mermen names too!
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