Holy Cross R.C. Primary

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English

"Writing is the painting of the voice." - Voltaire

Inspired by High Quality Texts

This year, Holy Cross invested in high quality texts for each year group where each child can physically have their own copy of a book to read along with their teacher. After being immersed in a text, questioning and discussion forms the basis of their understanding before moving onto analysing the language and structure of the text. Engagement is further enhanced through drama and role play activities before moving onto sentence structure work on mini whiteboards. It is at this point that the children practise writing using a range of techniques and punctuation before completing extended writing over a period of time, whilst receiving constant and concise feedback from their teacher and support staff about how to improve. 

Becoming Skilled Writers

It is through this approach that Holy Cross has seen its best writing results yet with Key Stage 2 children achieving 22% level 6 and 56% level 5 and Key Stage 1 reaching 34% level 3 and 87% at a level 2 and above.

A very successful year that we are certain will continue to improve year after year!

Year 1 English Overview

Year 2 English Overview

Year 3 and 4 English Overview

Year 5 and 6 English Overview

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