At Berkswell, we believe that a quality English curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion.

Reading has a central place in the learning experience of all children so we aim to make reading the key focus of our English curriculum.  Children are immersed in the wonders of high quality texts, combined with learning reading skills that are embedded across the whole curriculum. We aim to instil a life-long passion for reading, unlocking a rich reading culture drawn from a varied literary heritage.

This passion for discovery and the confidence to explore their imagination will inspire children at all stages of their literacy development.   Our intent is for our pupils to become fluent, articulate and enthusiastic writers for a variety of purposes and audiences. We provide the children with a range of opportunities to combine the formal conventions of the English language whilst fuelling their creativity.

Spoken language underpins the development of reading and writing so we encourage children to be confident in the arts of speaking and listening and to use discussion to develop their learning.