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St John Fisher Catholic Primary School

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English is taught at St. John Fisher School following the National Curriculum supported by Herts for Learning materials. Our teaching of English is supported by cross curricular opportunities within other subject areas.


We are determined that every child should leave our school a fluent reader and use regular phonics lessons as well as individual and guided reading sessions to support this aim. 


Phonics is taught via the Read Write Inc programme throughout Reception/Key Stage 1 and spellings in Key Stage 2 follow the Spell to Excel programme.



Visit the Oxford Owl website for 250 free e-books for children to read at home! To register you just need an email address and password. Select 'Find a book' and then 'Go to the library'. You can then choose e-books according to age, book type and series.


Suggested reading lists per class can be found