English Core Texts

Each half termly topic in enriched with a high quality whole class text which is explored and often used as stimulus for writing.  We believe that the use of high quality books within the English curriculum is at the heart of  our successful approach to engage and support children to become motivated and independent readers. We aim for children to enjoy reading, so that they read more frequently and become better readers. We continually monitor our text selection to ensure that we use the best children’s literature available. As as school our teachers share their own love of reading and encourage our pupils to be inspired as readers and motivated to read for themselves.

Key Stage 1 Core Texts

Key Stage 2 Core Texts

English Events

National Storytelling Week February 2021

For National Storytelling week, the children got to enjoy a cosy bedtime story read by their class teacher, they created story dens at home and orally rehearsed and told stories virtually.

World Book Day March 2022

World Book Day March 2021

For World Book Day, the children had lots of fun creating their favourite book character out of potatoes and creating shoe boxes from scenes of their favourite book. The children also loved the ‘St Agnes’ Masked Reader’ where a class teacher in disguise read a book virtually to a class, and the children had to guess who was behind the mask!

Reading Bears

The KS1 reading bears are often welcomed into school to take part in fun reading events or story times.

On Thursday 25th Year 1 brought their bears in to take part in a very special storytime. 

On Friday 26th March, Year 2 brought in their bears to help them with their innovate challenge of building castles. The bears also joined the children for their daily story time session.

Handwriting Competition 31st March 

The children in KS1 and KS2 took part in a very special handwriting competition. 

They have been practising their handwriting for this occasion using Letter Join, and there were lots of prizes given out for most improved and best handwriting in each class!