Menu
School Logo

St Rose's

Catholic Infant School

We live, love and learn happily in our work and play as part of God's family

English

At St Rose's we believe that a quality English curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion. Our English curriculum provides purposeful opportunities for reading, writing and discussion. Our curriculum closely follows the aims of the National Curriculum for English 2014 to enable all children to:

 

● read easily, fluently and with good understanding
● develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
● acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
● appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
● write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
● use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
● are competent in the arts of speaking and listening

Phonics and Reading

At St. Rose's we follow the Letters and Sounds programme, using Bug Club to support our teaching. We encourage our children to have a love of reading and ask parents/carers to foster this by listening and reading with your child regularly at home. In school Guided Reading sessions we ensure that all our books are phonetically matched according to the correct phase each child is learning and all the books are fully decodable. 

   

Please see below some helpful videos created by the St. Rose's staff on phonics:

Still image for this video

Phase 3

Still image for this video

Phase 5

Still image for this video

Please see below some helpful videos created by the St. Rose's staff on phonics:

Still image for this video

Year 1 Guided Reading

Still image for this video

Writing

At St. Rose's we encourage children to write regularly across the curriculum, in all subjects.

 

Autumn Term

To start this school year off, we all participated in an 'Explore and Engage' unit linked to the text 'Tuesday'. Nursery to Year 2 all did activities linked to the story.

 

Early Years:

Early years have practicing the correct letter formation for the sounds they have learnt in phonics. They have also been learning how to write their names and the correct formation for numbers. 

 

KS1:

What is a sentence? This has been focus for the start of the year, consolidating what forms a sentence. 

 

 

 

Top