English at The Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Intent

Our Aims:

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

English Policies

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English Curriculum

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Phonics

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/ 

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Home support for phonics

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Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

Please see the below link to find out more:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/phonics-screening-check-information-for-parents

Previous past papers for parents

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/phonics-screening-check-2023-materials

Reading Books

At Holy Family School, we have recently updated the books in our reading scheme. We have updated our Little Wandle books so that there are more practice books for the children at the early stages of reading.   Little Wandle fluency books have also been purchased so that children who move into Year 3 and above and who need further practise to be secure with their phonics have access to books suitable for their age.

KS2 Grammar Resources

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Spelling Strategies

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Spelling by Year Group

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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! 

Boom Reader

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Recommended Reading Lists

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