Holy Rosary Catholic Voluntary Academy

Loving Heart – Strong Mind


English Reading


In EYFS and KS1, we teach a four-part phonics session every day based on Letters and Sounds. We build up pupil fluency through 1:1, group and whole class sessions, before focussing on comprehension and inference skills. We use a range of reading materials to teach reading, including Oxford Reading Tree,  Rising Stars, Comics for Phonics, Decodeables, Lions Good News Bibles and Internet-sourced texts.


In KS2, we use Pearson's Bug Club comprehension scheme which focusses on 8 key reading skills based on one key text for the whole class. These key skills can be found below. Pupils access the texts in a variety of ways, by reading in independently or with a partner/group, listening to another read or listening to a recording.

Model Week following the Bug Club

Model Week following the Bug Club 1

English Writing


In EYFS and KS1, pupils write to entertain and to inform. All writing is based on a story that the pupils are reading at home or in school. Each unit of work lasts for a maximum of three weeks and includes Talk for Writing elements so that pupils have the chance to rehearse, map out and talk about their writing before independently creating their own piece.


In KS2, we teach writing around 4 themes. These are writing to entertain, to inform, to discuss and to persuade. In each unit, pupils will focus on different writing genres, incorporating the relevant text, grammar, and punctuation features. Pupils will be taught spellings explicitly, making links to their writing unit wherever possible. Writing is often linked to Bug Club Comprehension scheme.



We use the White Rose scheme through the school, supported by Maths No Problem, to deliver our Maths Curriculum. The scheme is based on Mastery principles which incorporated fluency, reasoning, and problem-solving concepts.

Click the links to view each curriculum overview