Key Stage 2 English
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The overarching aim for English at Cavendish is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
  • are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate

Lesson Plans

We plan our writing lessons around either our whole class high-quality text. The learning sequence starts by  identifying the grammar we are learning through authentic texts, analysing the affect of the grammar for the reader and putting the skill into practise.
The children will then do some imitated writing using the skill, in a variety of ways, giving them a chance to explore how it is to be the writer. The children will then complete an independent piece of writing where they will show the skills they have been learning, as well as prior skills acquired, through a variety of text types. They will edit and improve their writing as part of this process, through verbal, written and peer feedback they will be developing these skills continually in writing.


of pupils achieved 9-4 in English.

After School programs


of pupils achieved 9-4 in Maths.

Years Established

Celebrating Success

The staff and governors of Cavendish wish to congratulate all of our Year 11 pupils for the fantastic GCSE grades they have achieved this year.

Headteacher, Peter Marchant said, "The grades that our pupils have achieved are a reflection of their hard work throughout their time at the school and they can rightly feel proud of what they have achieved through these  challenging times."