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Broadgreen Primary School

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WELCOMETO Broadgreen Primary School

English

 

Hello and welcome to our English Curriculum page. Here you will find lots of information to tell you a little bit more about how we approach this core subject at BGP and also some links to useful sites that will help you to support your child’s learning. English is lead in school by Mrs N.Lark (Reading Lead) and Miss D Johnston (Writing Lead). If you require any further details, we’re always happy to help, you can e-mail us at n.lark@broadgreenprimary.org.uk / d.johnston@broadgreenprimary.org.uk  or speak to your child’s class teacher.

BGP English Curriculum

We follow the School Improvement Liverpool medium term plans for English which link directly to the National Curriculum. Click here for an overview of the unit plans for each year group. You can also visit your child’s class page on this website for current curriculum information. 

WE ARE SO PROUD TO HAVE ACHIEVED THE LIVERPOOL READING QUALITY MARK SILVER AWARD. 

BGP English Curriculum

We follow the School Improvement Liverpool medium term plans for English which link directly to the National Curriculum. Click here for an overview of the unit plans for each year group. You can also visit your child’s class page on this website for current curriculum information. For our English related school policies, click here.

Reading

At BGP reading and fostering a love of the written word is central to everything we do. We are fortunate to have a fabulous well-stocked school library and outdoor reading spaces, alongside Book Stops in shared spaces throughout school and individual class Reading for Pleasure areas. Our staff share their passion for reading with our pupils and we regularly organise reading events and visits for the whole school community. To find out more about what’s coming up next please check out our school Twitter account @BGPrimary and use the hashtag #BGPReads

Caught Reading!

We’d love to hear about your family’s adventures in reading! Why not Tweet us a photo @BGPrimary of you and/or your child ‘caught reading’, using #BGPReads #CaughtReading. You might make it onto our Caught Reading display and earn yourself a prize!

Parent Book Swap

Have you visited our Parent Book Swap trolley in the main entrance? Here you’ll find plenty of books for ‘grown ups’ (plus some ‘toddler books’ for our pre-school visitors) that you’re warmly invited to take home with you to read. When you’ve finished, pop the book back in the trolley and help yourself to another! If you have any books you’d like to donate to the trolley we’d love to have them, thank you – you can pass any unwanted books in to our office.

Writing

The programme of study at Key Stages 1 and 2 are:

  • transcription (spelling and handwriting)
  • composition (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech and writing).
     

Learning to write is a complex process that involves a variety of skills but is an extremely powerful medium and we encourage all our children to become “authors” in their own right, taking pleasure and pride in their writing.

Initially, a child needs to be able to form the letters needed and then be able to express one’s ideas using these letters.  Through shared and guided writing opportunities, we equip children to develop the skills of writing clearly and legibly.  When the child is confident with these basic skills, they will work towards being able to write with a greater sense of purpose and learn to organise their writing according to this purpose and genre.

 Handwriting

At BGP, children are introduced to cursive style writing from early years. This is taught with a sequential and progressive approach and we encourage children to take pride in how their work is presented. We teach the PenPals joined handwriting scheme. For an introductory video to PenPals visit this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7BpAomCdeo .

 

Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation

To read our school’s Spelling Policy please click here.

Links to the National Curriculum spelling word lists for each year group can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239784/English_Appendix_1_-_Spelling.pdf and National Curriculum vocabulary, grammar and punctuation year group expectations can be found as a pdf by following this link https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335190/English_Appendix_2_-_Vocabulary_grammar_and_punctuation.pdf.

 Useful English Websites

Here are some useful sites to help you to support your child’s learning in English:

A wonderful side, packed with fun games to help your child in all areas of English. http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

This site links to ‘Magic Key’ activities to support some of the books we use as part of our home reading scheme. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/magickey/index.shtml

Fun activities for KS1 from the BBC to help your child with literacy  http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/

Phonic games and activities from Words and Pictures http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/

Reading, writing and spelling and grammar skills can help you tell a story, share your ideas, write a letter and make sense of instructions. We use them every day and they help us understand each other. This KS2 Bitesize site from the BBC has lots of information, clips, revision and games to support the English curriculum http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/

Look, Cover Check spelling practice game http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/lookcover/lookcover.html

Print out this writing mat to help you to improve your writing https://parkfield.edmodo.com/file/view-crocodoc-new-window?uuid=dc39e5e2-22b8-4850-b2a2-81cf338f3939&file_id=7216430

On-line Oxford dictionaries and word games https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools

Space themed ‘hangman’ spelling game http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/curriculum/literacyresources/files/alpha/alpha.htm

Liverpool Libraries - library services and events can be found here: http://liverpool.gov.uk/libraries/childrens-library-resources/ 
You can also follow Liverpool Libraries on Twitter @Liverpoollib for up to date information on the many free weekend and holiday activities they organise for children in their beautiful 'Discover' area - a stunning space in Central Library for children to discover books, with an accessible area for under 5’s, free computers for children do school work or have fun and storytelling/themed days. 

 

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Reading Revolutionaries
We're proud to introduce our wonderful Reading Revolutionaries - pupils from Years 4 and 5 who have been trained by The Reader Organisation to plan their own reading for pleasure sessions with their reading buddies in Years 2 and 3. Our 'Revs' meet every Friday to select books for their buddies and plan talking points from the stories to discuss during their reading sessions, which take place every Wednesday.

 

BGP Reads' Ambassadors
Our Reading Ambassadors from Y1-Y6 stood for election within their classes, having put themselves forward as 'reading fanatics', keen to share their love of books with the rest of the school! The Ambassadors wear special green badges so they can be easily spotted around school. They meet regularly to organise reading related events, such as Reading Cafes, surveys, book swaps, lunchtime reading clubs and competitions. Check out the BGP Reads noticeboard opposite the library for regular updates about 'what's on'.

     

 

Harry Potter Book Night Reading Cafe

Recommended Reads

For some great book recommendations for children take a look at http://www.goodreads.com/genres/childrens

 

 

Broadgreen Primary School, Oakhill Rd. Liverpool L13 5UE

0151 228 6692

0151 221 0235

admin@broadgreenprimary.org.uk