English at Holy Family Catholic Primary School


Good literacy skills—the ability to read, write, and communicate confidently—are foundational to learning. They unlock access to all areas of the curriculum, enabling students to discover and pursue their individual talents and interests. We believe that great readers become great writers, the two skills are inextricably linked. All at Holy Family proudly declare 'READING IS KING' as we truly do believe Reading is the number one priority!


Through our English Curriculum, we strive to teach the children how important their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills are in the real world. By giving this context to their learning, the children understand the value of English to them now, and in their futures.


For more detailed information and overviews on Reading and Writing at Holy Family please see the separate sections below:

A huge THANK YOU to Maidstone Lit Fest and Fairdeal Windows 🪟for their generous donation during World Book Day! These have already been rehomed in our Y4/5 book corner🙌

Reading and Writing workshops:

Holy Family are incredibly honored to have won, not one but, two author visits as part of Maidstone's LitFest this October. Pupils are enthralled to be meeting KD Greaves - a children's author who has also worked for the BBC and Channel 4 - and Gianna Pollero, the author of a three-book series titled 'Doughnuts'!


Once these workshops have taken place, we will share them with you all - watch this space...


For further details on these amazing authors please use the links below:


Are you free this weekend? Would you like to join a FREE author workshop? Then why not take a look at this...

Spelling Bee 2023🐝



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