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 two 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!

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

Whole School Writing Progression Document.

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

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.

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. 



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