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St Barnabas

& St Paul's Church of England Primary School


At St Barnabas and St Paul’s we follow the National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Key Stage One and Two.  It states:


English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. It places importance on all the skills of language, which are essential to participating fully as a member of society.


We aim to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word and develop children’s love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.


At St Barnabas and St Paul’s writing at Key Stages 1 and 2 focuses on:


  • Transcription (spelling and handwriting)

The ability to write down ideas fluently, spelling quickly and accurately through knowing the relationship between sounds and letters (phonics) and understanding the morphology (word structure) and orthography (spelling structure) of words.


  • Composition (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech and writing).

Effective composition involves forming, articulating and communicating ideas, and then organising them coherently for a reader.


You can make anything by writing.” C.S Lewis.