English at The Holy Family Catholic Primary School
By the end of Year 6 children will:
- Develop a lifelong love of reading and writing
- Communicate effectively in speech and writing
- Be fluent and responsive readers
- Have acquired a wide and rich vocabulary
- Listen with care and understanding
- Be independent and resilient learners by understanding the importance of a growth mindset
Skills and Knowledge Progression
Our systematic synthetic phonics programmes is called Little Wandle. Please see below our policy.
Little Wandle for Parents
Please click the following link for further in depth information about our phonics programme Little Wandle: https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/
Home support for phonics
Year 1 Phonics Screening Check
Please see the below link to find out more:
At Holy Family School, we have recently updated the books in our reading scheme. Original books have been re-banded where necessary to ensure they are in line with Little Wandle and new books have been purchased. Please see the letter below for more information.
KS2 Grammar Resources
Spelling by Year Group
Boom Reader and Recommended Reading Lists
Here at Holy Family, we use an online electronic reading record called: Boom Reader. See the attachments below for more information. It is super easy to use, the children love it and it helps us to keep track of your child's reading at home. Please also see below some recommended reading lists for your child's age range!