We have worked hard to completely re-design our entire school curriculum over the past school year. We are excited to roll-out The BG Excellent Curriculum for 2020-2021. Below you will find strategy documents related to English.
All children in school experience a daily reading lesson - in EYFS and Key Stage One this includes daily synthetic phonics teaching. In Year Two and across Key Stage Two, all children have a daily Whole Class Reading lesson, where they explore the key skills and knowledge for effective comprehension.
All children in school are taught a daily writing lesson and these lessons build to regular, extended and independent writing.
Please speak to your child's class teacher for details of their current learning.
You can find our Reading and Writing Strategy documents below.
For 2020-2021, we have adopted the Literary Curriculum from the Literacy Tree. This is a text-led approach to the teaching of writing. We use this as the basis of teaching and learning in writing; teachers use planning units from the Literary Curriculum's scheme of learning and base their own short-term weekly planning on these documents. Teachers actively modify and develop learning from the Literary Curriculum so that it meets the needs of our learners.
You can download a copy of the Literary Curriculum's sequence of learning, upon which or short term planning is based by clicking here.
In writing, we follow the Read, Write, Inc sequence for the teaching of phonics and early reading - we launched this approach in November 2020. We have adopted a Whole Class Reading approach to the teaching of reading in Y2 and beyond. A basic outline of the Whole Class Reading Sequence can be downloaded here.