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Good news, there is a link so that you can read 'Big Cat' reading books at home. You should all know the colour band that you are on so ask an adult to help with the username and password and you will be away! 



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Click on the Teacher portal and enter


Password:  Parents20!

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English at St Botolph's

English Co-ordinators - Mrs Smith and Mrs West
Governor: Denzil Shephear

At St Botolph's, we are extremely passionate about the teaching of English.
We are currently looking to make changes to our curriculum to ensure it is as exciting and inspiring for all of our children and that is allows children to reach their full potential.

For more in depth details on our English curriculum, please see the English Policy and updates below.


Throughout our school, we use the Collins 'Big Cat' reading scheme. This scheme provides different genres, throughout the stages, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry and classic novels. There is something for everyone!


Our school library has very recently been given a make over and now it is an organised, relaxing, informative place to be. Mrs West is looking at starting a library club in the near future so keep an eye out for information. 


Read Write Inc.
We are delighted that we are now having whole school Read Write Inc every day. Children are in small groups to cater for their individual needs.

To learn more about RWI please see the RWI website. On the website, there are helpful videos and links to support the learning of phonics. This will help with how to pronounce sounds correctly and give an indication of what the lessons look like.


We have been implementing a new handwriting scheme in our school. We are using Join it handwriting font in all aspects of our lessons. Children are exposed to the font around the school and are shown how to form the letters as well as joins in their lessons.




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