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St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School


Our English curriculum is led by the National Curriculum 2014. This is adapted by all our teachers to provide a broad range of genres around which to plan learning activities. Education provision in English is related to attainment not age. Learning activities are differentiated to ensure that all pupils make the best possible progress.

In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, English is taught daily through a series of carefully planned lessons. These lessons focus on the development of skills in Spoken language, Reading and Writing. Wherever appropriate, we seek opportunities to teach English skills through all areas of our curriculum.

Children in EYFS and KS1 learn to read and write using phonics as the number one approach. 

The videos below explain how you can continue your child's reading journey at home.

Parent Guidance Videos
Introduction to Read Write Inc
Understanding Phonics
Sound Pronunciation Guide (set 1-3)

Supporting Phonics at Home
Set 1 Sounds
Teaching 'Special Friends' (2 letters, 1 sound)
Teaching Sound Blending
Independent Blending

Story Books
Speed Sounds
Green and Red Words
Story Introduction
Reading the Story
Speed Words

Additional Guidance
Year 1 Phonics Screening Check
Fred Games
The Letter Frieze

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