Approach to teaching English at St Margaret's
Please click on the link to see up to date information on how we teach English at St Margaret's.
Details about texts and genres can be found below:
Medium term planning for each text is shared with the children at the beginning of the unit - key writing outcomes, overall aims and use and application of grammar and sentence structure is highlighted. See example - Year Six Autumn Term Shackleton and Ice Trap Overview
Coverage trackers are used in each class to ensure all aspects of the NC for the year group are covered in a logical order and revisted as necessary.
Please click on the link below to access our English progression in skills documents - How to BECOME a Reader; How to BECOME a Writer; How to BECOME a Speaker
Reading at St Margaret's
Giving children access to all varieties of literature is extremely important for their success. Reading is a key life skill which is crucial to developing language skills and access to the wider curriculum. It provides children with the chance to respond and develop personal opinions encouraging deeper thoughts and their imagination. Our aim is to develop a love and passion for reading both at home and school. We have specially selected high quality reading books for each year group. Some of these books can be found in the classroom and some are available for loan at Oldham library. Encourage your child to read as many of these books as possible throughout the year.
Please select the relevant document below to see the books we recommend.