English at St Joseph's

2023 StJ Curriculum Intent - English.pdf
KS1 English curriculum information
KS2 English curriculum information

Reading readiness statements for each year of school

Year 1 Reading Checklist.pdf
Year 2 Reading Checklist.pdf
Year 3 and Year 4 Reading Checklist.pdf
Year 5 and Year 6 Reading Checklist.pdf

Writing readiness statements for each year of school

Writing - year readiness statements.docx

Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised is a complete systematic synthetic phonics programme (SSP) and it is the programme that we adopt at St Joseph's. We prioritise the teaching of phonics; we teach phonics daily in Year R and Year 1. It is vitally important that children review and revisit Grapheme Phoneme Correspondences (GPCs) and words, daily, weekly and across terms and years, in order to move this knowledge into the children’s long term memory. Our consistent approach to phonics ensures that children are given the best possible foundation for reading, writing and language skills.

For parents - Letters and Sounds (littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk) 

Click on the link above or the image here to help you support your child with saying their sounds and writing their letters. There are also some useful videos so you can see how they are taught at school and feel confident about supporting their reading at home.

Home Reading

Reading is the most important way of supporting your child with learning and is clearly linked with future academic success.

Supporting your child with reading

Although your child will be taught to read at school, you can have a huge impact on their reading journey by continuing their practice at home.