St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Walking hand in hand with Jesus

Lawton Avenue, Carterton, Oxfordshire OX18 3JY

01993 841240


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The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written language, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate

'Top Trump' Reading cards to help you out at home with reading comprehension.

Due to Covid-19 and the lockdown our subject leader has produced a recovery plan based on key skills missed during the time our pupils did not have face-to-face teaching


English Curriculum Recovery Plan September 2020 -Phonics

English Curriculum Recovery Plan September 2020- Reading

World Book Day 2019

Our Early Years, Key Stage 1 and lower Key Stage 2 all follow the 'Letters and Sounds' curriculum.  Click on the link below to find our program of study.

Below is a useful link with resources to help your children develop their phonics.

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