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Reading and Writing

Reading and Writing at St Anthony’s

 

At St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School, we strive for children to be a ‘Primary Literate Pupil’.


We aim for children to be able to:

·       Read fluently and with confidence in any subject. We want them to have a love of reading and to want to read for themselves in order to inspire and enlighten their core values and deepen their understanding.

·       Acquire a wide and varied vocabulary to make them eloquent, wise and compassionate in their choice and use of words. The children will have

·       Grasp a good understanding of grammar in context and to be able to spell new words by applying the spelling patterns and rules they learn throughout their time at St Anthony’s.

·       Write clearly, succinctly and coherently, adapting their language and style as necessary.

·       Understand that all good writers refine and edit their writing thoughtfully and critically. This is part of the writing process which leads to an outcome which is mindful of its purpose and effect upon the reader or audience.

·       Take pride in the presentation of their writing and aim to develop a legible, joined handwriting style.


At St Anthony’s we have created a curriculum that encourages children to become the best versions of themselves so they can use spoken and written language to communicate effectively- to listen, speak, read and write both in and for a wide range of contexts, purpose and audiences. At St Anthony’s we want all of our pupils to be capable readers, writers, spellers and speakers, who can transfer their English skills to other curriculum subjects and who are prepared for the next steps in their education. Our English lessons develop pupils’ spoken language, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary. English is often taught in a cross-curricular way, linking up with other areas of the curriculum.


We develop writing skills so that our children have the stamina and ability to write at the age expected standard. To support children in moving towards independent writing we provide a wide range of activities including the use of film and imagery, music, IT, modelled, shared and guided writing, peer assessment and discussion. We provide varied and exciting opportunities for writing for purpose and we encourage pupils to see themselves as authors and poets. We promote the importance of written work by providing a writing purpose and opportunities for children’s writing to be read aloud and listened to by an audience. Handwriting sessions are regularly incorporated into the English lessons.


We want our children to read fluently and with confidence in any subject. We want them to have a love of reading and to want to read for themselves in order to inspire and enlighten their core values and deepen their understanding.

We want our children to acquire a wide and varied vocabulary to make them eloquent, wise and compassionate in their choice and use of words. The children will have a good understanding of grammar in context and to be able to spell new words by applying the spelling patterns and rules they learn throughout their time at St Anthony’s.

We want our children to write clearly, succinctly and coherently, adapting their language and style as necessary. We want children to understand that all good writers refine and edit their writing thoughtfully and critically. This is part of the writing process which leads to an outcome which is mindful of its purpose and effect upon the reader or audience. We want all children to take pride in the presentation of their writing and aim to develop a legible, joined handwriting style.

We recognise that each child has their own starting point and progress is measured, guided and facilitated to ensure that every child can celebrate success and be the best they can be.

We have developed a range of extra activities which are used to promote English within the school including; World Book Day, Wow Word Wednesday, weekly aspiring author club, and author visits.



Reception English Curriculum

St Anthony’s English Overview – EYFS

Year 1/2 English Curriculum

St Anthony’s English Overview – KS1 Cycle B Autumn

Year 3/4 English Curriculum

St Anthony’s English Overview – KS2 3.4 Cycle B Autumn

Year 5/6 English Curriculum

Currently being updated ahead of Cycle B


Progression in Reading

Reading Progression 202223


Progression in Writing

Writing Progression 202223


English Policy

English-Policy-Sept-2022

St Anthony’s Handwriting Policy – September 2022