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What is our English INTENT at St Patrick's?



Below, you will find documents explaining what are the expected outcomes for English at each year group/key stage. This covers reading comprehension, word reading, phonics, spelling and vocabulary, grammar and punctuation, spoken language, writing composition and handwriting. 

Year 1 English Objectives 

Year 2 English Objectives 

Year 3 and 4 English Objectives 

Year 5 and 6 English Objectives 


How do we IMPLEMENT Writing at St Patrick's?

How do we measure IMPACT of Writing at St Patrick's?


 Writing Genres

Take a look at some of the links below... here you'll find out which writing genres our classes cover.

Progression of Writing Genres 

Year 1 and 2 Writing Genres 

Year 3 and 4 Writing Genres 

Year 5 and 6 Writing Genres 

 SPAG - Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Spelling, punctuation and grammar lessons are taught every week. Teachers then feed in SPAG skills throughout Reading and Writing lessons each day. Take a look at some of the links below... here you'll find out the skills our classes are learning in SPAG lessons. There are examples given, too. 


The first button below links together the Grammar skills needs for specific genres.

Grammar Linked to Genres 

The second button here shows you the progression of Grammar Skills from Year 1 to Year 6. 

Grammar Progression (with examples) 

 This button below shows how our teachers will teach sentence structure progressively from Year 1 - Year 6. 

Sentence Development 

Click on a specific year group to see the specific skills (with examples) that our classes are learning in Grammar. 

Year 1 Grammar Skills 

Year 2 Grammar Skills 

Year 3 Grammar Skills 

Year 4 Grammar Skills 

Year 5 Grammar Skills 

Year 6 Grammar Skills 


These links show the statutory spellings set by the National Curriculum in 2014. Our children are expected to know these spelling by the end of each phase: end of KS1 (Year 2), end of LKS2 (Year 4) and end of UKS2 (Year 6). For Year 6 SATs, pupils will revise the spellings from all three lists, and will be expected to use them independently in their writing across all subjects. 

Year 1 and 2 Statutory Spellings 

Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spellings 

Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spellings 



How do we IMPLEMENT Reading at St Patrick's?

How do we measure IMPACT of Reading at St Patrick's?



 Please see our Phonics and Early Reading tab.




When writing children are reminded to sit in:

The Perfect Handwriting Position

  • Feet flat on the floor
  • Bottom at the back of the chair
  • Body one fist from the table
  • Shoulders down and relaxed
  • Back leaning forward slightly
  • Paper sloped as diagram below
  • Left or right hand holding the paper
  • Hand ready in a tripod grip


We teach and practise letter formation using the Read, Write Inc (RWI) letter families and Handwriting Phrases.

  • Around letters: c o a d g q
  • Down letters: l t b p k h i j m n r u y
  • Curly letters: e f s
  • Zig zag letters: v w z x


rwi handwriting phrases.pdf


how we form our letters and numbers at st patricks.pdf