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We want all pupils at St. Cecilia's Junior School to read easily, fluently, with good understanding and develop a love of reading.

We want all of our pupils to read widely and regularly both in school and outside for both pleasure and information.

We strive to ensure that all children acquire a wide and rich vocabulary,an understanding of grammar and an awareness of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language.

We want our pupils to develop an appreciation of the breadth of literature written by English authors so that they develop an appreciation of our rich literary heritage.

We wish our pupils to write clearly and accurately across a range of genre for a variety of purposes and for different audiences.

We want our pupils to be able to discuss their learning and explain clearly their understanding and ideas.

We want our children to become competent speakers and listeners to enable them to make formal presentations and participate in debates.

Overview of English Curriculum

Spelling Curriculum Overview

Our Aims for teaching phonics:

If children are to develop as competent readers and writers, it is vitally important that they have a secure knowledge and understanding of the letter sounds and systems of the English language.

●To close any gaps in the children’s knowledge and application of phonics.

●To ensure that our children develop as competent readers and writers.

●To equip the children with a secure knowledge of the letter sounds and spelling system of the English language.

●To develop their phonic skills in a systematic way.

●To establish consistent practice, progression and continuity in the teaching and learning of phonics in Key Stage 2.