St James' Church of England Primary School

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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

Reading and Phonics


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

Read, Write Inc.  Phonics

Click here for introductory video

Reading schemes

Once children have successfully completed the Read, Write Inc phonics scheme they have all the skills they need to read all sorts of different books. We choose reading books from a range of schemes to provide structure, progression and variety to meet the interests and needs of our children.  Click here for your handy book band list.

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