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The School ran writing workshops for parents to explain how the children are taught and how they can be helped with their writing at home. The presentations can be accessed by clicking on the relevant link below:

Key Stage 1 Writing Workshop Presentation

Key Stage 2 Writing Workshop Presentation

 

Please click on the following useful literacy resources, explained below.

Non-negotiables are the key targets for each Year group at Primary School. This are available below, but also on each phase team page.

Click here to see the non-negotiables in writing, for each year.

Click here to see the objectives expected by the end of each year group for writing.

Click here to see the non-negotiables in reading, for each year.

Click here to see the objectives expected by the end of each year group for reading.

Click here to see the non-negotiables in oracy, for each year.

Click Here to see a Glossary of Literacy Terms.

 

Spelling

Along with grammar, this is currently one of our main focus areas. Teachers are entrusted to use their experience and intuition to teach spelling in a manner appropriate for the children in their class. We follow the spelling appendix of the national curriculum for guidance. A full list of the expectations for each year group is available here.

 

Grammar

One of our focus areas, along with spelling. There are significant differences in the expectations for each year group, including terminology and accuracy. Again, we follow the national curriculum for advice and guidance. The section relating to grammar and punctuation is available here.

 

Phonics

We firmly believe that phonics is one of the key components of a child's early literacy development in both reading and writing. For full information on why we think so and how we teach phonics at St Mary's, please click here.