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St Anne's Catholic Primary School

"Love one another as I have loved you in our home, school and Parish family"



The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all Barnabas Oley pupils:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
  • are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.

Curriculum statement for the teaching and learning of English

At St. Anne's Catholic Primary School, we are committed to providing our children with a curriculum which has a clear intention, is implemented to the highest standards and impacts positively upon their learning outcomes.   We follow the National Curriculum.  We are committed to providing a rich and vibrant curriculum which has a clear intention, is ambitious and accessible for all learners and impacts by equipping the children with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop a love of learning.  Click here for a more detailed overview of reading.   Click here for a more detailed overview of writing.


Read our Curriculum Statement - March 2021.

Please click here learn more about how we teach reading at St. Anne's.