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English

Reading is inhaling.
Writing is exhaling.

Atmaja Bandyopadhyay

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English Lead:

Mrs Gordon

English: Intent

The curriculum here at St Michael’s, underpinned by the National Curriculum, holds our children and their aspirations, environment and development at its heart. Whilst allowing them to build their knowledge and skills, it also prepares them for their future as citizens of Liverpool and the wider world. We embrace our children’s spiritual needs through our mission values whilst celebrating their cultural diversity and identity.

By the time our children reach the end of their primary journey, we endeavour for them to have the ability to communicate effectively using a broad and varied vocabulary, having being exposed to a wide range of literature and a plethora of life enriching experiences. Year-on-year, children will build on their knowledge and skills to enable them to unlock new learning and explore their talents and interests, whilst fostering a passion for reading and a thirst for writing.

English is weaved throughout our entire curriculum here at St Michael’s. We teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others, and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. All the skills of language are essential to prepare our children to become well-rounded members of society.

We love to read at St. Michael's!

Take a look at our useful tips and ideas to help your child with reading, and see all of the amazing work we are doing here in school. In our reading lessons, we follow Whole Class Guided Reading, using The Literacy Shed’s VIPERS resources to help us.

We are working hard in all subjects to improve our vocabulary.

Another skill we are working on is our inference!

Check out more of our fantastic reading work by following the Twitter hashtag:

#STMreading

Reading, reading, reading…

English Progression in Skills

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English Progression in Skills – Year 1

2020/2021

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English Progression in Skills – Year 2

2020/2021

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English Progression in Skills – Year 3

2020/2021

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English Progression in Skills – Year 4

2020/2021

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English Progression in Skills – Year 5

2020/2021

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English Progression in Skills – Year 6

2020/2021

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Resources: English

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Whole School Long-term Writing Overview

2020/2021

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Books to read before you leave Primary School

List of 100 Books

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