At English Martyrs’ we believe that a stimulating, creative English curriculum will give our children the best possible opportunities to become confident, literate and successful members of society. In order to build in a deep-rooted love of English language and literature, we ensure that at the very heart of our Thematic curriculum, lie rich- texts and inspirational teaching which brings learning to life.
Please find documents at the bottom of this page to help with your child's reading.
At English Martyrs’ we endeavour to ensure all pupils are fluent and successful readers by the end of Key Stage 1. This is achieved through high quality, discrete phonics teaching, whole class reading sessions, hearing children read everyday and promoting a ‘Reading for Pleasure’ culture.
We follow the Letters and Sounds principles and practice of high quality phonics. Letters and Sounds is designed to teach children how the alphabet works for reading and spelling. Systematic, high quality phonics teaching is essential and is needed for children to achieve the goal of reading. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 enjoy 30 minute phonic lessons each day.
Our School Book Fair
During October, we held our very own exciting school book fair! Our school was buzzing with book blether and excitement over all the super books that were available. Each class took it in turns to have their own private session to view the books and have their teacher read to them. There are photos below for you to view.
We would also like to say a huge 'thank you' to our wonderful parents for making this such a success. It was so lovely to see everybody so enthused, acknowledging the importance of reading.
A celebration of the work produced by the children on World Book Day.
Thank-you to all the parents for their support in providing costumes and coming to see the work the children produced.