Haslam Park Primary School



Reading at Haslam Park

We are enthusiastic readers at Haslam Park- we love to read a wide range of fantastic texts in class, in our class libraries and in our wonderful new school library. 

In English, our teachers carefully select engaging texts linked to our topics, where possible. 

Over the last few years, we have worked extremely hard to raise the profile of reading in school, and this is having such a positive effect on our learning. We love to make reading a huge part of everything that we do!

Reading Comprehension

We teach reading in a number of ways including: phonics, 1:1 reading, reading of class novels and through whole class reading comprehension lessons. This is a skill that are children are learning all through their journey at Haslam Park. Look at some of the wonderful examples of whole class reading activities that our children have taken part in.

Autumn 2 Readers of the Half Term- well done to all of you!

Autumn 1 2020- Readers of the Half Term


Today we have celebrated a reader from each class who has gone above and beyond with their reading and we have awarded them with a certificate and book. We were very lucky to have some brilliant books donated from the Manchester United Foundation- thank you!

14th-18th September 2020

This week, we have had a whole-school reading event. As part of this, we have been taking part in a sponsored read and we also dressed up for Roald Dahl's birthday- take a look at our amazing outfits. The winners for the 'best dressed' from each class won a fantastic book to take home.  We managed to raise a HUGE £343.87 to spend on books. Thank you so much to all of our wonderful parents and carers for your support!

January 28th-30th Our second book fair

What an incredible turn out from children and parents for this week’s book fair. All of the books were half price and they were flying off the shelves!

Prize Winners!!!

These children won £5 to spend at our book fair. Look at their fantastic entries of them reading in an unusual place- well done!

Readers of the Half Term for autumn

Each of our winners got to choose from one of these fabulous book, which were presented by our governor-Rita- on her retirement

Our children enjoying our fantastic new school library! 

Roald Dahl Day- 13th September 2019

Our first book fair of the year- September 2019 

Writing at Haslam Park

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Whole School Writing Progression Document.

Please take a look at the skills taught in each year group.

SPaG: our whole school approach.

As part of our ongoing commitment to improving our pupils' writing outcomes, we spend a lot of time carefully planning to include all features of Spelling, grammar and punctuation in our English lessons. Please find below our SPaG maps for each year group. We link each grammar National Curriculum objective to the genres we are covering during our writing units so that we are not only curriculum compliant, but making a huge impact on the literacy of our pupils. 

 Genre SPaG mapping year 1 and 2.docxDownload
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Summer Term  2021 Snapshot

Working from home is not easy, but here at Haslam Park, we aren't afraid of a challenge. Our pupils and teachers have worked really hard to ensure that a week of remote learning doesn't hold us back. With lots of our pupils working at home, we have had to change our approach slightly, but just LOOK at some of the work they have produced! From non-chronological reports in year2, to lovely descriptive sentences in year 3, book reviews in year 5 all the way to newspaper reports in year 6.   Take a look at the high-quality work produced by our children even from the comfort of their own home!

Spring Term 2021 Snapshot

The learning didn't stop just because we were working at home! Not only did we still have daily reading and writing lessons, we also took part in a competititon held by The Manchester United Foundation.

The whole of Key Stage 2 were invited to write an adventure story based on Fred the Red. We had to think of a wild and wacky adventure that Fred could go could be anything we liked! 

The teachers were blown away by the entries: they were imaginative, hilarious and so well-written! Unfortunately, there could only be one entry submitted to The Manchester United Foundation. It was SUCH a hard decision, but the overall winner was Adam T, year 3 Attenborough Class. 

You can read his story below- we're sure you will be able to see why his was chosen. Adam's story has now been submitted and he is in with a chance of winning a SIGNED MANCHESTER UNITED FOOTBALL! Fingers crossed everyone.


English Working Walls 20-21

At Haslam Park, we have spent lots of time thinking about how our learning environments help our children to learn and developing our use of working walls around school.

We have thought carefully about the content of our working walls ensuring that they are purposeful, interesting and reflective of current learning. 

Our working walls are designed to include key vocabulary, images and examples of grammar skills and modelled writing to help our children to become independent learners who seek answers to their own questions from their environment. Here are some examples of excellent working walls around school.


Please find below a selection of learning opportunities that have happened in Autumn 2. From retweets and virtual Q & As with some of our favourite authors to hot-seating in drama sessions, we’ve had a great time in our English sessions. Year 6 spent the whole month of October  reading poems and books that celebrate black history. Year 3 and 4 have done a fabulous job of linking their history’s learning about Pompeii and volcanoes with their writing. Year 5 have also thoroughly enjoyed exploring Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell. 


Knowledge Organisers 2020-2021

As with previous years at Haslam Park, we teachers have started a new academic year raring to go - armed with a huge collection of books we would like our wonderful children to read and learn from. 

We have thought very carefully about the books we would like to read and have planned some exciting opportunities for writing into our English lessons. 

You will find below some of the knowledge organisers and final written pieces from the first few weeks of Autumn 1. Please click on each individual link to see the knowledge organisers and final written outcomes. 


I'm sure you will be absolutely blown away by the quality of work produced across school! The knowledge organisers really give us as teachers the chance to organise and think very carefully about what we teach and when.  The children always enjoy seeing a brand new organiser in their books. 



Autumn 1



Knowledge organiser- Owl Babies.

Writing found in the learning environment.


Year 1

Knowledge organiser:  Handa's Surprise

Example of work.   


Year 2

knowledge organiser: What Made Tiddalik Laugh

Example of work. 


Year 3

Knowledge organiser: Aesop's Fables.

Example of work. 


Year 4

Knowledge organiser: The Firework Maker's Daughter.

Example of work. 


Year 5

Knowledge organiser: The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse. 

Example of work. 


Year 6

Knowledge organiser: Who Let the Gods Out?

Example of work. 



Autumn Term-a Snapshot

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Knowledge Organisers 2019-2020


At Haslam Park, our pupils learn how to write effectively, and for a range of purposes, through reading high-quality books. 

All elements of English are taught through reading, comprehending, analysing the use the spelling, punctuation and grammar and learning about the structure of a text type from talented authors and poets. 

When we start reading a new text, our amazing teachers create a 'curriculum organiser' which includes the text types and grammar features that will be included in the learning. 

Please see below, the curriculum organisers and examples of our children's INCREDIBLE writing outcomes from Autumn 1. 




Year 1- Not a Stick

Year 2 - The Tin Forest

Year 3- The Velveteen Rabbit

Year 4 - How to Train Your Dragon

Year 5 - The Wizards of Once

Year 6 - The Lost Magician

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