Literacy

You can find out more about our approach to reading, writing and spelling on this page. At Billingshurst Primary School we adopt a creative approach, with reading and writing skills permeating throughout the curriculum. We have a wonderful school library with thousands of books, this is a great asset for us as children learn to write and spell through reading good books.
We believe that in order to write any text, children must be familiar with the language and patterns that it involves. They cannot write a sentence pattern without being able to say it and they cannot say it, if they have not heard it.
 
We also believe that good readers become good writers, the richness, depth and breadth of reading determines the writers that they become.
 
Here at BPS we emphasise:

  • The importance of reading quality texts and talking about them.
  • The principles of talk for writing and the importance of shared writing.
  • The importance of setting achievable targets as next steps for children.
  • The need for the children to reflect on their reading and writing in order to clearly understand what they need to do to improve.
  • The need for children to be given opportunities to choose what to write about and how to present their work.
  • The value of extended reading and writing sessions and the time given to developing a piece of writing.
At BPS we have high expectations for speaking and listening, reading and writing across the curriculum.
 
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