Literacy

Throughout their time at Broad Square Primary School we will help the children to acquire and develop the skills and knowledge to allow them to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and to read for meaning and enjoyment.  While the work in English will be based on the 2014 National Curriculum, the children will develop and practise their skills and knowledge in all areas of the curriculum and in role-play and drama.  We have developed our central library facilities where children are able to borrow books to read at home or help with research for topic work. All our children have the opportunity to bring home suitable books to read at home.

We teach non foundation subjects through a topic approach. Some topics are chosen in order to meet the National Curriculum programmes of study whilst others are chosen to provide a more diverse learning experience for our children. Wherever possible we reinforce the skills taught in the core subjects of English and Maths by allowing children to apply them in a variety of contexts.