St Joseph's Catholic Primary School


English Statement of Intent

In English we teach a broad curriculum covering reading, writing, grammar, handwriting and speaking and listening.  We draw on a range of high quality materials to enhance our provision of writing, and have invested in a new reading scheme which is phonetically decodable for our early readers.

We study high quality texts, both modern and classical, including 'The Chronicles of Narnia', 'Wonder' and 'Tom's Midnight Garden'.

Children have access to a modern and inspiring range of books in our school library, in addition to a personal reading book.  Parents are encouraged to read with their children at home, and help them progress through our rewards based reading challenge.

Our aim is to develop confident and independent readers who possess a love of reading to take with them through life.

We inspire our children to be creative and fluent writers, enabling them to write for purpose, audience and effect, in a range of genres.


01405 762607

Kennedy Drive Goole East Riding of Yorkshire DN14 6HQ