St James' Church of England Primary School

Together in faith, we are a winning team.

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


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. 

Click here for your handy book band list.



We have introduced Read Write Inc Phonics to reception, year 1 and year 2.

Read, Write Inc.  Phonics  (click for information for parents)

 Reading schemes

In KS2, we choose reading books from a range of schemes to provide structure, progression and variety to meet the interests and needs of our children.

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

GR: Pelican Guided Reading and Writing

GR: Rigby Navigator GR: Whole texts