At Cardinal Newman Primary School, our core aim is to provide an outstanding English curriculum for all our pupils. English contributes to our Catholic identity and the shared development of our values and beliefs; it has a vital place in education and in society.
Read Write Inc
EYFS and Key Stage One pupils are taught early reading and writing skills explicitly through structured daily sessions as part of a Systematic, Synthetic Phonics (SSP) programme called Read Write Inc. This approach ensures consistently strong phonics results for our pupils.
As the children progress through the school, children deepen their appreciation and understanding of more challenging texts. They explore the use of language in literary and non-literary texts and develop a greater understanding of how language works. In KS2, reading is monitored through use of Accelerated Reader which motivates children to read and enables teachers to assess reading accuracy and reading habits.
Useful Literacy Websites
Books for all primary school age groups can be accessed via the The BookTrust website (BookTrust is the largest reading charity in the UK):
National curriculum in England: Appendix 1 Spelling click here
National curriculum in England: Appendix 2 Vocabulary Grammar and Punctuation click here
Learning to read through phonics Information for parents click here
KS1 Reading Meeting 18th September 2023
Please click here for the presentation on KS1 Reading Meeting 18th September 2023
Year 1 Top 100 Recommended Reads click here
Year 2 Top 100 Recommended Reads click here
KS2 Reading Meeting 3rd October 2023
Please clink here for the presentation on KS2 Reading Meeting 3rd October 2023