At Burscough Village Primary School, we intend for our children to be able to write in a clear and legible manner with a growing knowledge of spelling, punctuation and grammar use. We also want them to be able to speak fluently using the correct grammar and pronunciation associated with different types of activities. We expect them to read clearly and fluently, both for personal pleasure and for study with increasing understanding. We want our children to have these skills in order for them to fulfil their full potential both in and out of school. We aspire for all the children to achieve success and make progress, reaching their individual potential regardless of ability, background or need.
Our reading resources are taken from a wide variety of published schemes - our main ones include Oxford Reading Tree, Ruth Miskin and Big Cat Phonics that are colour banded to aid progression in reading skills. Children from Nursery onwards, are given reading books to take home and share with parents and carers. We suggest you read with your children at least three times a week to promote a love of reading and support you child in their development.
We have an extensive library of fiction, non-fiction, encyclopedias and poetry books. The children love going to our new library to select exciting books. In our current library system, the children are able to borrow books and even log the books in and out themselves using our ‘Junior Librarian’ computer system! In addition to this, all classes have their own class library in their reading areas, which include year group appropriate texts.
Children are familiar with a range of genres covering fiction, non-fiction and poetry. They are encouraged to use their writing skills in many different ways and for a variety of purposes. The children also take part in weekly spelling, punctuation and grammar lessons and are taught to improve and develop the skills associated with writing.
Speaking and Listening
Speaking and listening tasks give children the opportunity to express themselves confidently and clearly, share their opinions, ideas and feelings with others and a chance to listen to and consider the opinions of others.