St Malachy's Catholic Primary, Furness Place, Illingworth, Halifax, HX2 8JY

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St Malachy's Catholic Primary School

Ofsted an Parent View

We are proud to work with all the Catholic schools across our two local authority areas, particularly as the Trust grows and benefits from the expertise and knowledge that other schools joining in the future will bring.

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English - Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

English lessons throughout key stage two are planned using a range of high quality texts, film clips, or current issues to engage children in their learning, covering a broad range of genre and text-types. In key stage one, teaching and learning in English is planned around the topic being covered in the foundation subjects. A strong emphasis is placed on ‘extended writing and real life scenarios’ – giving children a real-life purpose for their writing in order to engage and enthuse. The teaching of grammar, punctuation and spelling is embedded within English lessons and is also delivered discretely to support pupil progress in these basic skills.

Blessed Peter Snow Trust Writing Intent and Progression Document

BPS Writing Intent has been developed alongside the work of Phil Riozzi - Grammar in Context: A Simplified Writing Intent - A Mastery Approach (