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We are excited to continue refining The BG Excellent Curriculum for 2023-2024. 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.
You will also see our VIPERS Progression document below, which outlines our progression model for reading comprehension knowledge and skills. You can download our curriculum progression documents for writing below also.
For 2023-2024, we will continue to adopt 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 reading, we continue to follow the Read, Write, Inc sequence for the teaching of phonics and early reading - we launched this approach in November 2020. We use a Whole Class Reading approach to the teaching of reading in Y2 and beyond with the Reciprocal Reading approach as a key part of these lessons. A basic outline of the Whole Class Reading Sequence can be downloaded here.
Link to Parent Information Video about Y1 Phonics Screen
Resources from our most recent Parent Workshop
Select items from the list below. This is the content we delivered at our Parent Workshop in the 2022 - 2023 academic year. Our next Phonics and Whole Class reading workshops are planned for September and October 2023, with a writing workshop planned for November.