'Write to be understood. Speak to be heard. Read to grow.'
Lawrence Clark Powell
At Bedfont Primary School we aim to provide a broad and balanced English curriculum that meets the needs of all pupils.
We aim to give children the broad range of knowledge and skills in each strand of English: Reading, Writing, Phonics and Oracy. Our lessons provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
Pupils in Years 1-6 follow the National Curriculum for English: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum. Daily discrete teaching of Phonics takes place throughout the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, following the Little Wandle scheme. We recommend that you visit this website, which is full of excellent guidance and resources: https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/
Guided Reading takes place throughout the school and, in most cases, Reading leads into Writing. We believe we have an excellent range of diverse class texts which engage and motivate both children and teachers.
Throughout English lessons, we celebrate our successes through the following core values:
- Courage — to try again if you fail
- Confidence — to try something new and believe that you can achieve
- Creativity — to imagine things differently and better
- Calmness — to be healthy in body and mind
- Co-operation — to work with others in school and our community
- Curiosity — to wonder about the world around and develop a love of learning
Children have access to using Bug Club (which they can also use at home), as well as Accelerated Reader in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Please find our Curriculum Maps below. You will find links to our Curriculum Intent documents, Book Lists and photos of our learning on this page.