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St Michael's C.E. Primary School

St Michael's C.E. Primary School

Seek Joy in Service


“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. Developing our children's vocabularly is a particular passion of ours! We believethat regular, systematic teaching of phonics gives children the basic building blocks of reading. Building on these foundations, children are exposed a wide range of  stories and books which build an excitement and anticipation about books and literature. 
We encourage a love of reading and writing by sharing quality books with our children to engage and inspire them. The P.T.A. regularly help us to update our classroom books and a recent book swap was a big hit with the children! Our children take part in a variety of reading, writing and speaking competitions with other schools and we have visits from well known writers to further engage and motivate our budding authors!
  1. National Curriculum: English. Teachers use this document as a basis for planning exciting lessons
  2. St. Michael's Marking Symbols Poster. These are the symbols teachers use to acknowledge good work and / or show children how to improve.
  3. 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
  4. Phonics Information Sheet
  5. Letters and Sounds: This is the phonics programme used, primarily in Reception and Year One , and across the school as needed.
  6. Alphabetic Code Chart
  7. Support for Spelling: This is the document teachers use to plan weekly spelling sessions.
  8. Spelling Strategies
  9. Spelling Poster: Useful hints and tips for all.