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Our Lady Queen Of Heaven RC School

Journeying Together with Christ



A sample of writing: Reception to Year 6

Our Intent

At Our Lady Queen of Heaven we believe that literacy and communication are key life skills and that through the English curriculum we teach our children to develop the skills and knowledge that will enable them to communicate effectively and creatively with the world at large, through spoken and written language.

We recognise that spoken language underpins the development of reading and writing. The quality and variety of language that pupils hear and speak are vital for developing their vocabulary and grammar and their understanding for reading and writing. We strive to develop our children’s confidence and competence in their knowledge of spoken language. We inspire our children to be confident in the art of speaking and listening; children who can use discussion and reflection to communicate and further their learning.

A quality Literacy (English) curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development therefore we provide a branch to promote curiosity. We aim to inspire an appreciation of our rich and varied literary heritage and a habit of reading widely and often so that our children have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually.

We recognise the importance of nurturing a culture where children take pride in their writing based on perseverance and resilience, can write clearly and accurately and adapt their language and style for a range of contexts. Children at Our Lady Queen of Heaven aspire to become creative writers; authors!

Ultimately, we believe that our children will develop a secure knowledge-base in Literacy, which follows a clear pathway of progression as they advance through the primary curriculum. We believe that a secure basis in literacy skills is crucial to a high quality education and will give our children the tools they need to participate fully as independent members of society.  


 Literacy Policy 2020.docDownload
 Punctuation, Grammar and Vocabulary Progression Maps.docxDownload
 Reading Progression Map.docxDownload
 Year 1 Spelling and Phonics Progression Map.docxDownload
 Year 2 Spelling and Phonics Progression Map.docxDownload
 Year 3 Spelling and Phonics Progression Map.docxDownload
 Year 4 Spelling and Phonics Progression Map.docxDownload
 Year 5 and 6 Spelling and Phonics Progression Map.docxDownload
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