At Broadmayne First School we believe that English and communication are key life skills. Through the English curriculum we will help our children develop the skills and knowledge that will enable them to communicate effectively and creatively through spoken and written language and equip them with the skills to become lifelong learners.
English is the key that unlocks the doors to all learning. It is embedded across the whole curriculum and as such our children are exposed to opportunities across all subjects to practise speaking, listening, reading and writing. It enables children both to communicate with others effectively for a variety of purposes and to examine their own and others’ experiences, feelings and ideas, giving these order and meaning.
All areas of English are central to children’s intellectual, emotional, social and cultural development. Our core school values can be seen throughout the subject. The children experience a diverse range of texts to reinforce being kind, safe and respectful.
We believe that reading is a life skill that every child is entitled to have. We want not only to inspire our children through books but also promote a love of reading that will hopefully start our children on a journey to become lifelong readers. Books are the gateway to other magical worlds, they allow us to open up our imaginations and as such should be seen as an exciting pleasure rather than a chore.
We firmly believe that the teaching of the English curriculum will be inclusive of all children, inspiring them through outstanding learning experiences which will enable them to make good progress and leave us as responsible, happy citizens with a love of reading.