St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Our vision is to ensure children grow and develop through the love and teaching of Christ,
becoming responsible citizens able to make a positive contribution in society.

Clairmont Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 9BE


Our Vision for English at St Teresa's

Literacy and communication are key life skills and here at St Teresa’s we believe that through the English curriculum, we will help children develop the skills and knowledge that will enable them to communicate effectively.  Through creative use of both the spoken and written language we aim to equip them with the skills to become lifelong learners. We want children to enjoy and appreciate the richness and variety of literature.

Literacy is at the heart of all children’s learning and enables children both to communicate with others effectively for a variety of purposes and to examine their own and others’ experiences, feelings and ideas, giving these order and meaning. Because literacy is central to children’s intellectual, emotional and social development it has an essential role across the curriculum and helps pupils’ learning to be coherent and progressive.


Targets and objectives

In our English books, you will find our English targets and objectives that we are working on in our year groups. The teachers will be teaching us the objectives and we can tick them off when we feel we have met them. The teaching staff will be updating our targets and objectives on the school's assessment tracker called Target Tracker. Sometimes we might explore objectives more than once and sometimes we might break the objectives and targets down into smaller chunks so we can be better English learners. All of our objectives and targets are below for you to see. 

Here you will find our reading progression of skills document.

Here you will find our spelling progression of skills document.

Here you will find our writing progression of skills document.