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St Michael's C.E. Primary School

St Michael's C.E. Primary School

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“The stories we love best do live in us forever.”     
 J.K. Rowling
Our school curriculum aims to develop children’s ability to listen, speak and reason; skills which underpin written literacy activities. We believe Systematic Synthetic Phonics is the route to reading along with good comprehension skills to enable children to understand what they have read.
We encourage a love of reading and writing by sharing quality books with our children to engage and inspire them. The P.T.A. have recently helped us to update our classroom books as we expand to two form entry and we have also been able to use commission from the Scholastic book fair to increase our range of books. Our children take part in a variety of reading and writing competitions with other schools and we have visits from well known writers to further engage and motivate our budding authors!
Mrs J Davey (English Subject Leader)
For National Curriculum click here
  1. Reception Parents' Session December 2016 - Helping your child to read
  2. Spelling Strategies
  3. Alphabetic Code Chart
  4. Phonics Information Sheet
  5. KS1 Parent evening phonics and spelling 25th Nov 2015
  6. KS2 Parent evening spelling 25th Nov 2015
  7. Reading at KS2 November 2015
  8. A summary of the phonics, reading and spellings programmes used in the school
  9. Letters and Sounds: This is the phonics programme used, primarily in Reception and Year One , and across the school as needed.
  10. Support for Spelling: This is the document teachers use to plan weekly spelling sessions.
  11. National Curriculum: English. Teachers use this document as a basis for planning exciting lessons
  12. Spelling Poster: These hints and tips are displayed in all classrooms.
  13. St. Michael's Marking Symbols Poster. These are the symbols teachers use to acknowledge good work and / or show children how to improve.
  14. Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation Terminology: Children are expected to know and use this terminology to discuss their work. See National Curriculum glossary for further explanations