Thorpe Primary School

Where we all can shine

0113 5217040

Dolphin Lane, Thorpe, Wakefield,
West Yorkshire, WF3 3DG



At Thorpe Primary School, spoken language lies at the heart of our English curriculum. Our vision is to provide pupils with a strong command of both the spoken and written word. We want children to develop a love of language, expanding their vocabulary daily, enabling them to articulate their feelings, opinions and ideas. 


Through our teaching in reading, we want to enable children to develop a lifelong love of reading. By providing a broad range of literature, within a reading rich environment, children will be encouraged to read for pleasure and information. As children are supported in becoming fluent readers, this will enable them to access all other areas of learning as their comprehension skills progress.


Our rich and varied literary heritage will also be used as a vehicle to develop expressive and reflective writers. Through our teaching of grammar, punctuation and spelling, children will acquire fundamental writing skills which they will apply within exciting and engaging opportunities to write. We aim to nurture the children's ability to express and communicate their ideas, recognising and appreciating the broad purpose of writing.


Through a range of enrichment opportunities such as World Book Day, performances (Harvest, Nativity and end of year), and visiting authors, we will engage and inspire children in showcasing and developing their literacy skills throughout the school year.