English is a core subject in the National Curriculum. It underpins all areas of the curriculum. On this page, you can read how English is prioritised at St. Mary's; simply click the links below.
The 'End points' document sets out the key pieces of knowledge and skills in English that we expect the children to know, as they progress through their curriculum. End points are used to assess a child's progress and attainment, at key stages of their development; and to identify the child's next steps in learning.
Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you require any further information.
World Book Day 2023
We celebrated World Book Day in style this year by dressing up as our favourite book characters. During the day, each class selected their favourite author and wrote a letter to them to share their passion for reading and we had some fantastic responses. In the afternoon, we partnered up with a buddy class to read our favourite books to each other. At home, the children took part in a brilliant reading challenge to see who could be spotted reading their book in the most wild and creative way - we saw entries coming in from the local swimming baths, football stadiums and even in 'make believe worlds'.
As the great Katherine Rundell said in her response to our letter, "With every book, your imagination gets tougher and bolder, and you get a little sharper and swifter, and the world gets a little larger. Reading and exploring are, really, often two words for the same thing - a way to unlock the world."
We couldn't have put it any better ourselves.