At Bowes Primary School, we provide an appropriate, inclusive, engaging English curriculum.
The development of children’s language is crucial to their success across the curriculum. We want all children to be excellent communicators, to listen actively and to speak with confidence. At Bowes, children are helped to develop a love of reading and to become skilful and imaginative writers.
Our Foundation Stage and KS1 pupils follow the Letters and Sounds programme. In KS2, we follow the national curriculum creating our own English sequences of lessons designed to develop children into confident speakers and willing writers. The Read Write Inc. programme is used for intervention for children who need additional support in KS2.
During all lessons across the school, children have the opportunity to develop their spoken language capabilities and improve their listening skills through a wide range of activities.