End of year expectations - our English Learning Goals

By the end of the year, I aim to be able to...

Year 1     Year 2

Year 3     Year 4

Year 5    Year 6

Our English Long Term Overview. 



Click here for help with spellings and spelling bee lists to practise at home. 


Reading and Phonics

At St James' we use a range of phonic and reading schemes chosen for their appropriateness to the needs of our children as they make their journey through the foundation stage, key stage 1 and key stage 2.  In line with the 2014 National Curriculum we have reorganised our Home Reading Book Bands.  Click here for your handy book band list.




Letters and Sounds supported by  Jolly Phonics

Read, Write Inc.  Phonics Rigby Star Phonics
  Phonics Bug Club  

 Reading schemes

PM Starter Books GR: Rigby Star/Quest Lighthouse (Ginn)
Rigby Rocket Pocket Books: Tales/Sci-fi/Facts (Ginn) Lightning (Ginn)
 Oxford Reading Tree Collins Big Cat  Engage Literacy

GR: Pelican Guided Reading and Writing

GR: Rigby Navigator GR: Whole texts

Targeted Intervention

Wellington Square Read, Write Inc (Ruth Miskin)
Wolf Hill Fuzz Buzz