At Bethersden we are passionate about the English curriculum and the importance of creating opportunities to develop children’s love of reading and writing. We are passionate about the journey children take from Reception to Year 6 – a journey of personal excellence. We recognise the importance of promoting and encouraging a culture where children take pride in their writing – pride in both the quality and the presentation. This is encouraged not only within the English curriculum, but across our wider subjects.
We aim to inspire children to be confident in the arts of speaking and listening and to use these skills to dive deeper in their learning. We believe that a thorough grasp of literacy skills is crucial to a high quality education and will give our children the tools they need to participate fully as a member of society.
These aims are embedded across our English lessons and the wider curriculum as a whole. We aim to provide children purposeful and meaningful experiences, through a well organised English curriculum – a curriculum that is supported by our early teachings of Reading Writing Excellence. We use a wide variety of quality texts and resources to motivate and inspire our children. We also provide a wealth of enrichment opportunities, from author workshops to running many poetry and creative writing competitions.
As a result we have a community of enthusiastic readers and writers who enjoy showcasing their developing literacy skills. The children are keen to take risks in their reading and writing and love to discuss and share their ideas.