Assessment in English for Reading and Writing

Lancashire KLIPs (Key Learning Indicators of Performance)

These are key learning statements which:

  • support teachers’ planning to address gaps in learning
  • help teachers focus on where pupils/groups of pupils are in their learning
  • support teachers’ judgement as to whether pupils are on track to meet year group expectations and how much progress is being made over time.

The KLIPs statements for each year group are available to download.

NB The underlined statements are considered as essential aspects for pupils to understand if the final year group/key stage expectations are to be met.



At Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School we follow the Oxford Reading Tree Reading Scheme. The books are colour banded and children are allocated an appropriate band depending on their ability to read words and comprehend the text they have read. This scheme starts in the Foundation Stage, continues in Key Stage 1 and again in Key Stage 2. This scheme is supplemented by other reading books to challenge the children and to develop their love of reading.

We are thrilled to be working with Beanstalk, a national charity which recruits and trains reading helpers to support children with their literacy skills.

Volunteers work with selected children two afternoons a week on a one-to-one basis.

For more information, or to find out about volunteering, visit their website

Reading is an amazing way to fire your imagination and find out new things. Oxford Owl offers lots of free e-books online for you to read and enjoy.

Why not have a look for yourself? Just visit the Oxford Owl website and enjoy!



At our Lady of Lourdes Primary School in Key Stage 1, we follow the Letters and Sounds curriculum for phonics. This is taught in different phases and starts in the Foundation Stage and continues through to Key Stage 2 when required.

World Book Day

This year, we got to dress up as characters from our favourite books on World Book Day.  Even the adults joined in!

Things we enjoy!

As part of our English curriculum, children from every class get to enjoy exciting activities, including drama, role play, teamwork and creative projects.

We are proud to be writers at OLOL!

We use our working walls to help us develop our writing skills.  We are proud to be writers at OLOL!