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                             English at St Michael’s                                  Name of Lead: Mrs Gordon                       



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.


This year we are working hard to...


Raise standards in writing (with a particular focus on vocabulary)

Raise standards in reading comprehension and fluency


Keep checking our class twitter pages for what we have been getting up to!

Progression of Skills in English


Mrs Gordon's book of the month is...

Mrs Gordon's book of the month is... 1
Reading Corner


Take a look at our Reading Corner for lots of useful tips and ideas to help your child with reading and to see all the amazing work we are doing here in school. 



100 books to read before you leave primary school - how many have you read?

Reading Plus

Year 5 and 6 children use reading plus to help improve their reading fluency skills. Below is the link to access this fantastic resource at home.

Reading Eggs

Reading Eggs is a fantastic website that children can use to improve their fluency and comprehension skills, as well as working on their phonics knowledge.



Spelling and Grammar


Here are some games you can play at home to help with spelling.


Here are some games to help with punctuation. 

Speaking and Listening