Reading and Writing



We passionately believe that teaching children to read and write independently as quickly as possible is one of the core purpose of our primary school. This develops children’s self-esteem and impacts on their ability to access the rest of the curriculum it also impacts on their future life chances.
We aim to develop children’s love of reading as soon as they arrive at St Patricks. We provide workshops for parents/carers to stress the importance of reading and writing and encourage them to read to their children as well as encouraging our children to read to their parents/carers. We provide practical materials and support on our website for parents/carers. We strive to teaching children to read effectively and quickly using the Unlocking Letters and Sounds Programme. This provides children with the skills they need to read and write phonetically decodable words and sentences and it helps them to read and spell tricky words.

St Patrick's English_policy_2022-2023

Writing all year overviews.pdf

Reading Overviews EYFS and KS1.pdf

Reading KS2 new table.pdf




We aim to develop our children as writers as soon as they arrive at St Patrick’s. We offer workshops to parents to encourage them to value all writing as communication and show them how writing develops. We provide parents with packs of materials to help their child develop as a writer. We encourage our children to rehearse and develop their sentences using talk partners and give them opportunities to write clearly and accurately across a range of genres.

For further information please see curriculum overview on class pages.

Please find below the link to the National Curriculum for English:

We follow the EYFS framework and National Curriculum which set out what children should know by the end of each key stage

Early Years Foundation Stage Framework