Therfield First School

“Bringing Learning to Life”




English Intent Statement


At Therfield First School we believe that English is the key to a world of new experiences. Our pupils are provided with the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding, through carefully planned sequential learning, to become life-long learners and linguists. Pupils are immersed in a language-rich environment of quality texts, that promotes a culture of reading and writing for pleasure and purpose.


We encourage our pupils’ confidence, desire and ability to express their views, opinions and imagination both orally and in writing. Our pupils receive a well-rounded learning experience when reading, writing, speaking and listening which will equip them with the fundamental tools to achieve in the school and beyond.