Our vision is to educate for life, with the love of God, and Christian Values, at the heart of our school.


Here at St Paul’s, English is taught in an innovative, creative and interactive way. We aim to engage, inspire and challenge pupils. We follow the New National Curriculum and we continually adapt and revamp our plans. The English Curriculum covers Reading, Writing, Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Speaking and Listening, Presenting and Drama.

All children should be able to read easily, fluently and with good understanding

All children should develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information

All children should acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language

All children should appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage

All children should write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences

All children should use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas

 All children are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate and drama activities.

We want all of our children to leave St Paul’s equipped with the essential reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, as well as a love of books and language.

“I like English because we always do something different. Sometimes we do drama like when we did a unit on Odysseus, and acted out the different scenes in front of the class.”

“I like English because you get to make your own stories and you get to make whatever you want and share them to different classes.”

“I loved the unit on Beowolf when we described when we first saw Grendel because it was fun to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes when it’s something we’re not going to be able to experience.”


Spelling advice and information for parents - strategies and tips here.

300 high frequency words you can practise with your children to help improve their spelling here.


Advice for helping children to improve their handwriting here.


Find information and examples on the types of questions you can ask your child/children when they are reading here.

Past Events

Year 6 Primary English Challenge at Hollyfield Secondary School

Three children from year 6 went to Hollyfield School on Thursday 8th March, along with their parents and all three year 6 teachers, to take part in an English and General Knowledge Challenge! Questions covered a range of literature, music and writing challenges and was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and we came away winners! Well done St Paul’s!


House Sponsored Spellathon

A massive well done to everyone who took part in this year’s spellathon. The children had a fun filled afternoon spelling in the ‘spellathon arena’. In round 1, children had the choice of spelling out loud for two points or writing the word down for one point. Round 2’s, spelling backwards, was a challenge for all but we persevered! A big thank you to all the parents who gave up their afternoon to help. We couldn’t have done it without you.


Year 6 reading the fairy tale parodies they wrote to Reception.


Scholastic Book Fair came to visit alongside children spending their World Book Day vouchers