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Subject Leader: Mrs Reynolds




All classes follow the National Curriculum for the teaching of English. English comprises of reading, writing, grammar, spelling, phonics, handwriting and speaking and listening. These are taught through daily English lessons, Guided Reading sessions, and Phonics for Foundation Stage & Key Stage 1 and GAPS (Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling) for Key Stage 2. 


To understand more about how English is taught within each year group, click on the documents below. If you have any further questions or require any additional information, please contact the school office. 

Reading With Your Child


Regular reading with your child has proven to dramatically improve your child's ability to read fluently and to understand a variety of texts. At St. Mary's, we value to experience of reading greatly and ask that all children read with an adult at home at least 5 times a week. We encourage children to not only read to their parents, but engage in discussion together to delve into the text further. It is a valuable time where vocabulary, themes and imagination can be explored. Below is a document you may find useful when reading with your child at home. It contains a range of questions to prompt and guide discussion.