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English at St Michael’s

Name of Lead: Mrs Gordon





The curriculum here at St Michael’s, underpinned by the National Curriculum, holds our children and their aspirations, environment and development at its heart. Whilst allowing them to build their knowledge and skills, it also prepares them for their future as citizens of Liverpool and the wider world. We embrace our children’s spiritual needs through our mission values whilst celebrating their cultural diversity and identity.


By the time our children reach the end of their primary journey, we endeavour for them to have the ability to communicate effectively using a broad and varied vocabulary, having being exposed to a wide range of literature and a plethora of life enriching experiences.

Year-on-year, children will build on their knowledge and skills to enable them to unlock new learning and explore their talents and interests, whilst fostering a passion for reading and a thirst for writing.


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.


Writing Challenge:


Mrs Gordon's book of the month is:

Reading, reading, reading...

We love to read at St. Michael's!


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


In our reading lessons, we follow Whole Class Guided Reading, using The Literacy Shed's VIPERS resources to help us.

We are working hard in all subjects to improve our vocabulary

Another skill we are working on is our inference!


Check out more of our fantastic reading work by following the Twitter hashtag:


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.

Meet our Junior Writing Ambassadors:

Details of further English education for parents/carers


Check out more of our fantastic writing by following the Twitter hashtags:

#STMwriting #STMenglish

We are passionate about writing at St. Michaels! Each class has a writing ambassador who promotes writing within their class. Have a chat to them and see what they have been getting up to!



We are working towards achieving the Liverpool Writing Quality Mark #LWQM

Look at our school twitter pages and follow our writing hashtags to see our amazing work!



We are writers at St. Michael's!


Spring term 2020:

As requested by our School Council members, we are taking part in BBC Radio 2's 500 Words competition. 

Watch this space for our fantastic writing!


Click this link for some more information if you want to have a go at home



Click the link below and take a peek at...

Talk for writing in action






Spelling and Grammar


Here are some games you can play at home to help with spelling and grammar skills:

Speaking and Listening