At St Bernadette’s, our intent is to provide an inspirational English curriculum for our children that allows them to develop into creative writers, fluent readers and confident communicators. We believe our carefully crafted text-driven, progressive and skills-based English curriculum will equip our children with the valuable knowledge needed to succeed.
We aspire for all pupils to think, write and read as if they were an author by the time they leave St Bernadette’s, ensuring that all children leave our school with a love and passion for reading and writing. Reading is a key priority at St Bernadette’s; with quality texts at the heart of the English curriculum, our carefully planned sequence of lessons ignite the children’s curiosity and thus, children are given rich opportunities to apply English skills in a fun, engaging and contextualised way.
At St Bernadette’s, we pride ourselves on encouraging all of our pupils to become confident and articulate speakers through a variety of spoken language activities such as performance poetry, debates and our class assemblies that run throughout the year.
We have a shared vision for all pupils to succeed – irrespective of their starting points – by offering higher levels of support or extra challenge for those who need it so all pupils can access the learning during Reading, Writing and Phonics lessons. Our ambitious and progressive English curriculum follows the National Curriculum to support pupils with their journey into developing into proficient readers, writers, spellers and speakers, who can transfer their English skills seamlessly into other curriculum subjects.
- National Curriculum English.pdf pdf1.0 MbJul 7th, 2023
- English long term topics.pdf pdf34.4 KbJun 16th, 2023
- English Policy March 2023.pdf pdf135.2 KbJun 16th, 2023
- Phonics and Early Reading Policy.pdf pdf64.2 KbNov 15th, 2022
- Progression of story writing.pdf pdf33.0 KbNov 14th, 2022
- Progression in writing.pdf pdf79.0 KbNov 14th, 2022
- Grammar - scheme of work.pdf pdf140.1 KbNov 14th, 2022