"The more that you read, the more that you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places that you will go."
Through our exciting, creative and ambitious English curriculum, we intend for all children to develop a thirst for reading a range of different genres and participate in discussions about the books they read; exploring the language used by different authors and the impact the written words have on the reader. We expect them to be avid readers, who are able to express preferences and opinions about the texts that they read. From their love of reading, children will write with confidence and for a variety of purposes and audiences; clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style as required.
At Burscough Village Primary School, English is taught daily as part of our core curriculum. Units of work are planned that follow the teaching sequence; reading and responding, analysing, gathering content, planning and writing and cover a variety of genres and literary styles. Short writing opportunities are planned for at least once per week and one longer independent writing task is included in each unit of work. Grammar and Punctuation is taught alongside the units of work, as starters to lessons and skills are revisited throughout the year to ensure that knowledge is consolidated.
In the Early Years and Key Stage One, children read a range of fiction, poetry and non-fiction texts that are closely matched to their developing phonics knowledge and reading fluency is the core of our reading curriculum. Children make rapid progress through school; reading with pace, expression and prosody, enabling the acquisition of key comprehension skills. Our curriculum has also been designed to ensure that our children not only read for pleasure, having had access to a wide range of text types, genres and authors, but to use books to research and gather new knowledge to extend their understanding.