St Joseph and St Teresa

Catholic Primary School

“Walking hand in hand with God, as we strive to do our best”

English Curriculum

At St Joseph's and St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, we use Talk in Writing to support our English writing curriculum. Talk for Writing has been developed by Pie Corbett supported by Julia Strong and it is powerful because it is based on the principles of how children learn. Talk for Writing enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally before reading and analysing it and then writing their own version.


For more information on the processes involved in Talk for Writing teaching, please refer to the following Parent PowerPoint that was used to introduce Talk for Writing in 2018.

Within Early Years and Key Stage One we use the Letters and Sounds Programme to teach phonics to our children. 


Please find below a Phonics PowerPoint for Parents. 

For further ideas on how you can support your child at home with Spelling, please see the following booklet: