Christ The King RC Primary School


At Christ the King, the children have many opportunities to enjoy reading! We have been working hard this year to make sure our KS1 and KS2 libraries are full of fantastic books that are easy for the children to access.

Reading stimulates your imagination, helps us to better understand the world and is a lot of fun!

Please click here to be taken to our Reading page to find out how we celebrate reading at CTK.

Writing at Christ the King 

We love using quality texts as a basis for our English learning. In lessons, children follow a reading and writing journey, which allows them to be immersed in the text and develop their writing approaches. Click below to view the writing journey for each class:

Writing Documents 

Writing Journey Posters

Writing Progression 

Here are some displays we are especially proud of:

Spelling Competition

Each week, children complete a spelling test based on the words their teachers have sent home to revise. Those with the best results are announced in our weekly celebration assemblies.

At the end of the half term children participate in the Grand Spell and receive a certificate in our celebration assembly and a prize if they get full marks. It’s great fun!

If you're looking for some handy tips to help with spelling at home, please click on the links below.

Spelling Help Booklet EYFS & KS1

Spelling Help Booklet KS2



Literacy in EYFS

NELI        NELI Logo

Our Reception children will be taking part in NELI assessments again this term. The programme has been found to improve children's language and early literacy skills and will be assessing their reactional and expressive skills. A report will then be created for each child and some children will then begin interventions. There will be three group sessions and three individual sessions led by a trained Teaching Assistant.


The REAL Project

 We are very excited to be starting The Sheffield Raising Early Achievement in Literacy Project in Reception next month. It is the largest preschool literacy intervention study in the UK and is designed to think about ways families can help children’s early literacy development. 

 We will be working with families in their homes and in school to help equip parents with the skills to support their child in this crucial stage of early literacy development


Read Write Inc


At Christ the King, we use the Read, Write Inc. programme to teach phonics in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. Read, Write Inc. helps all children learn to read fluently and at speed so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary and spelling.

In Key Stage 2, children follow the National Curriculum expectations for spelling through focused activities linked to the Read Write Inc. Spelling Scheme. These include spelling activities within guided reading provision and weekly spelling lists sent home for consolidation.

Please click here for more information on our Phonics programme.

Useful Links

A collection of nursery songs from the Early Learning series Listen and Play and Playtime. Suitable for EYFS.

This is a great resource with lots of different games to help children in EYFS and KS1 recognise sounds and read simple words.

Tips to help support handwriting and cursive formation for EYFS and Key Stage 1.

A popular website for EYFS and KS1 as Spot the Dog has lots of games and online resources for children to make up their own stories.

Free phonics games to support your child in developing their phonic knowledge and skills. Suitable for Reception and Key Stage 1.

Free educational games aimed at children in Key Stage 1 and 2.

Lots of simple games and activities as well as guidance for parents of children from Years 1-6.

A variety of literacy based resources suitable for all abilities from EYFS to Year 6.

Boredom busting educational quizzes designed for children in Key Stage 1 and 2.

Culcheth Lane, Manchester, Lancashire M40 1LU

0161 681 2779
For telephone enquiries please ask for Mrs Potter.
At point of contact, enquires and queries will be dealt with by Mrs. Potter.
For a paper copy of any information on this website, please contact the school office.
SEN enquiries will be passed on to the school SENDCo Mrs Holroyd.