St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Live, Love, Learn, Grow

College Road, Skelmersdale, Lancashire WN8 0PY



Welcome to our English subject page. Below you can find useful information such as our reading and writing curriculum, some books we think your child would love to read and information about the exciting new initiative We are Reading.  If you need any information regarding the English Curriculum please contact Mrs France, English leader, using the form below.  Thanks.

useful websites for reading

I have listed below some websites that are useful for children when choosing new authors / books.  Reading is a fun journey for children which, once they start, can help them to become readers for life.  Choosing the right author and/or book is crucial to get children excited about reading.  Here are some websites to help.    - free to join, free opening chapters to stories to see if you like before you buy.            - download the epic app on any tablet and children can enjoy ebooks for free.     - helpful website which gives advice about suitable books organised by age/genre etc and will also provide you with a list of 100 books children should read before age 14.


If you have any questions about reading or need any help with choosing books, please don't hesitate to pop into school to speak to your class teacher or me.


Hope this helps.  


Mrs France 

we are reading

 We are excited to announce that we have been selected to take part in the We Are Reading initiative for Lancashire.  We hope that this initiative will raise standards in reading across school as the profile of reading grows.  We also hope that children will choose to read independently and start to form opinions about books and authors.  Other aims include children having a repertoire of authors/genres they may not have necessarily picked for themselves.  We hope that this love of reading will translate to other areas of the children's lives and promote a culture of reading at home, with families

Over the next 12 months, we will be hosting more reading events and will take part in the West Lancs Reading Trail. There will also be a high profile end of year event where 2 children, who have really stood out because of their love of reading, will be invited to receive a trophy (presented by an author!)

Find out more by following and liking their Facebook site at


To help children to choose new authors, the following websites are fantastic.     (free ebooks via an app)


If you ever need author recommendations or help with reading, please don't hesitate to speak to us in school.  


English Reading Curriculum Document

English Writing Curriculum Document

phonics teaching

reading scheme

Reading Support

In line with our Homework Policy, we have provided sample questions for you to ask your child as you share their reading books with them. You can download a copy of the questions by clicking on the link in the Resources section to the right.

Contact the English Leader


Here are some resources we find useful:

Comprehension Questions

 BBC Schools - Literacy