St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School

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Whalley Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB6 8EQ.

01254 247157

St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School

Love one another as I have loved you


We love to use books as stimulus to our topics, and broaden our reading experiences as they open up opportunities beyond our own first hand experiences, particularly at the moment! We have a yearly phonics evening workshop, an English workshop, and hope to continue with our family learning series of phonic workshops with children and parents (remotely if necessary until it is safe in person). We hold a yearly Literary Festival in school where we love to share our favourite books in tents all around the school, and also love a good World Book Day! Mystery Readers is also a favourite feature of the week, when parents and carers are invited to read to our classes, again hopefully due to continue remotely until Covid restrictions ease. We love our book clubs in Key Stage 1 and with Year 6, so watch out for these starting soon!

We are starting the year with Lancashire's bridging units to ensure our children catch up from the months they have missed and return back on track to make good progress as expected prior to Covid.


Subject Statement

Subject Overview

Key Learning - Please check your child's key learning for the year. This will help you check that your children are on track!

Reading Year 1

Writing Year 1

Reading Year 2

Writing Year 2

Reading Year 3

Writing Year 3

Reading Year 4

Writing Year 4

Reading Year 5

Writing Year 5

Reading Year 6

Writing Year 6


Key Learning Indicators for Performance in Reading Y1 to Y6

Key Learning Indicators for Performance in Writing Y1 to Y6


Grammar Glossary  - A helpful guide to explain the grammar our children are learning, to support them at home.

English Information Evening Powerpoint - Aimed at Key Stage 2, this presentation helps parents and carers to understand how we teach English at St Mary's and how you can support at home.



English Information Evening 2020 Autumn

This presentation will help parents to understand how English is taught at St Mary's RCP and will support home learning. 



World Book Day 2020