At Lower Wortley Primary School we strive to ensure that all children are literate and engage with reading and writing.  In Key Stage 1 we aim that all children should be able to:

  • read and write with growing confidence, fluency and understanding, using a range of simple strategies to self-monitor and correct
  • have an interest in books and read for enjoyment
  • have an interest in words, their meanings; developing a growing vocabulary in spoken and written forms
  • understand a range of text types and genres – be able to write in a variety of styles
  • be developing the powers of imagination and inventiveness 
  • have a suitable technical vocabulary to articulate their responses.
  • use accurate grammar and structure of language as well as spell accurately

 To achieve these aims the children experience a range of English related activities each day.

Daily discreet phonics sessions take place and children are taught in groups based upon the children's stage of learning.   Children in Year 2 who are secure at using their phonic skills to read and spell then progress onto using the Read, Write Inc Spelling programme.

Children also have mixed ability English lessons with their class teacher which have an emphasis on real texts and learning to write.  We place a lot of emphasis on learning to write independently and children are given regular opportunities to write in a range of styles and for different purposes.  English skills are developed across the curriculum and strong links are made between English and topic work.



Children take part in both guided and individual reading and have regular story times to develop a love of reading. Provision is made for children who require extra support through intervention and differentiated class teaching.

Please also read our pages about:

Read, Write Inc Spelling

 Phonics and Reading

what we are learning this term.


You might also wish to see our pages about Homework and Useful Links.