Please click on the link to take a look at the results of our recent reading survey.
Hello, I’m Mrs N.Lark-Spain, Lead Co-ordinator for English at Broadgreen Primary School and I’d like to welcome you 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 in English. If you require any further details, I’m always happy to help so please email me at email@example.com or speak to your child’s class teacher. This page will be regularly updated so don’t forget to check back again soon.
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.
At BGP we encourage children to take pride in how their work is presented and teach the PenPals joined handwriting script, beginning in Foundation Stage. For an introductory video to PenPals visit this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7BpAomCdeo . The ‘Scope and Sequence’ overview, which shows the letter formation and joins taught in each year group can be accessed as a pdf by clicking here http://education.cambridge.org/media/57038/scopeandsequence.pdf .
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
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
This year we’re hoping to achieve the Liverpool Reading Quality Mark (#LRQM) – 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.
‘Book Hour’ Club
We run a number of book clubs in school for our children and we now hope to start a once monthly drop-in ‘book hour’ club for our parents/carers and grandparents. This will be an informal group where you can meet to chat about what you’ve read and share some refreshments; it will run a little like this: http://www.penguin.com/read/book-clubs/create/ . We’ve made links with our local library in Old Swan who will provide sets of books for you to choose from. Do you enjoy reading for pleasure? Would you be interested in coming along? Please email expressions of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Harry Potter Book Night Reading Cafe
For some great book recommendations for children take a look at http://www.goodreads.
And for others in our BGP family...