We hope you find the English page of our website useful and informative in showing you what is expected of your child in class.

In order to achieve Age Related Expectation by the end of the year, your child should show sound understanding of the objectives outlined in the National Curriculum. The expectations of each year group are attached to this page; you can use this as a guide when supporting your child at home.


Literacy Year 1 Statutory Requirements

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Literacy Year 2 Statutory Requirements

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Literacy Year 3 Statutory Requirements

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Literacy Year 4 Statutory Requirements

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Literacy Year 5 Statutory Requirements

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Literacy Year 6 Statutory Requirements

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To support reading and spelling in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, we use the Letters and Sounds phonics scheme. Below is a clip of the sounds we teach the children. We hope this will support you when helping your children with reading and writing at home.


Sounds Write is used for children in Key Stage Two who would benefit from further phonics support.

English Overviews Reading and Phonics Schemes

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Reading Framework 2018-19

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Children’s ability to read is assessed through a range of skills identified in the National Curriculum: Vocabulary, Retrieval, Summarising, Inference, Prediction, Meaning, Language and Comparing. Please note that decoding and being able to read words, is not how we assess the children’s reading ability.

To support with the teaching and learning of reading in school, we use VIPERS. Attached is a series of questions you can use to support your child with reading at home.

Vipers Bookmark

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Children in Year 4 ,5 and 6 have a log in for Reading Plus, this can be completed and included as one of their Holy Family High Five expectations: to read at least three times a week. Please ensure your child records the percentage they achieve on Reading Plus in their planners/reading record for the teacher to see in school.

In order to be Age Related Expectation, children should be able to read and comprehend books that are considered the correct level of difficulty and challenge. They should be able to answer a variety of different questions that link to the reading skills identified above. Attached is the progression of book bands linked to Age Related Expectations.

Year Group Independent Reading Expectations 2017

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All our children have a weekly spelling test; these words follow the spelling rules and sounds expected for their year group or phonics phase.

English Overviews Key Stage 1 Spelling Overview

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English Overviews Key Stage 2 Spelling Overview

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Children throughout school learn to apply their grammar skills to a range of purposes and genres of writing. Images, class books, media clips and other curriculum subjects are used as a stimulus for our writing. From Year 1, children are encouraged to edit their writing using the new skills, rules and vocabulary they have developed throughout the unit of English work.

The end of Key Stage One (Year 2) and Key Stage Two (Year 6) are attached here. In order to achieve Age Related Expectations at the end of each Key Stage, the children must retain and apply their learning from all previous years.

Writing Framework 2018-19

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Assessment Framework 2018-19

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