St Osmund's Catholic Primary School

Love for God - Love for each other - Love for learning

We are joyfulWe are prayerfulWe are reflectiveWe enjoy working togetherWe meet every challengeWe are investigatorsWe grow together in our love of God


Long Term Plans - English


Year 1

Year 3

Year 5

Year 2

Year 4

Year 6


We believe that literacy is at the core of lifelong learning and we aim for our children to learn to read, write, speak and listen with confidence, fluency, understanding and enjoyment. These are vital skills for all children.

We have a fabulous library available to the children at lunchtime and maintained by Mrs Parsons who ensure that titles are up to date and supplement the wealth of books and resources in school to support and extend your child’s language and communication skills.

Phonics is taught by setting throughout Key Stage 1 with teaching being focused on the phase at which the children are working. We use Letters and Sounds combined with a mixture of reading schemes. All books are phonological decodable.  As the children become more proficient at word-building they move onto the school’s spelling log books which cover both spelling patterns and strategies and the high frequency words for each year group as required by the National Curriculum.  Please see the Letters and Sounds Website for more information on this approach and how you can support your child.

As much as possible we try and develop these skills through ‘real learning’ situations, where the children see a purpose for their reading, writing and spoken work. English is woven carefully into topic work and our expectations are that the standard of written work should be equally high across all subjects.