Wolston St Margarets Church of England Primary School

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A world without books is like a body without a soul Marcus Tullius Cicero

Words are a lens to focus one’s mind Ayn Rand




At Wolston St Margaret's primary School, we aim to provide an enjoyable and inspring reading curriculum built on a belief that reading is fundamental to all aspects of children's learning and povides them with the key to unlock all areasof the curriculum.

We aim to develop a love for reading for all children by providing them with access to high quality texts and engaging authors to excite and inspire them, whilst constantly checking that we are meeting the needs of the children in our School.

To start children on their reading journey we use a systematic synthetic phonics approach, specifically the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds phonics scheme which provides them with the tools they need to become readers. For more information, please see our Phonics page.



Read like a master 

Reading is important in all subjects and in future life for all of our learners; children who read regularly at home make great progress in school too. To encourage the children to become enthusiastic readers we use a reading reward system with lots of positive praise,

Our Reading Karate scheme records the number of times your child reads at home so that they can work towards achievement bookmarks and certificates. 

The children can be awarded one point each day that their reading records have been signed by an adult at home. They then move up the reading reward scale as they gain more points from their home reading. 

Please make sure that your child brings their reading book and diary to school each day. They can change their books at any time during the week. 

We hope you your reading times together.

See the document below for more information about the Reading Karate colours.

Reading Karate Colours Explained



At Wolston St Margaret's Primary School we believe that being able to write with clarity not only enables pupils to communicate effectively preparing them for a successful future, but also allows pupils to experience the joy of crafting their own texts. We aim to develop confident pupils with a love for writing across the curriculum.
It is important that pupils learn to write independently from an early stage and this is encouraged though emergent writing within the EYFS.
The programmes of study for writing at key stages 1 and 2 are following the National Curriculum 2014. This consists of:
• transcription (spelling and handwriting)
• composition (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech and writing).

It is essential that teaching develops pupils’ competence in these two dimensions. In addition, pupils should be taught how to plan, revise and evaluate their writing. These aspects of teaching the process and sequence of writing have been incorporated into every unit of study used as a vehicle for composition.

We follow The Write Stuff approach to the teaching of writing through the School, focusing on the acquistion and use of effective vocabulary and high quality modelling and structuring of writing.


Spelling Progression:

For Years 2 to 6 we use Spelling Shed to structure our teaching of spelling and to enable the children to parctise spelling at home in a fun and interactive way using the variety of online games and activities that they can access.

The documents below outline the progression and coverage for each year group:

Year 2 Spelling

Year 3 Spelling

Year 4 Spelling

Year 5 Spelling

Year 6 Spelling

Spelling Shed Example Activities for Parents


Grammar Progression:

Please see the documents below which outline the progression and coverage of Grammar knowledge for each year group:

Year 2 Grammar

Year 3 Grammar

Year 4 Grammar

Year 5 Grammar

Year 6 Grammar



For further information about our English Curriculum, please see the documents and information below:

Reading Intent Statement

Writing Intent Statement

English Policy

Reception    Year 1    Year 2     Year 3    Year 4    Year 5    Year 6