Bridge House Independent School


At Bridge House, we understand that English plays a fundamental role in the delivery of our whole-school curriculum, in a myriad of different ways. English is the most important tool our children will ever learn to use, while also being the gateway to a lifetime of wonder, knowledge, stimulation and fascination.

We recognise the importance of nurturing a culture where children love to read, take pride in their writing and can clearly and accurately adapt their language and style for a range of contexts.

We aim for our children to read for pleasure, having had access to a wide range of inspirational texts, genres and authors in order for them to make informed opinions about their favourites. We want to produce children who write with confidence and accuracy for a variety of purposes and audiences, whilst developing their own individual flair. Our children will be able to write with grammatical accuracy and be able to apply spelling patterns correctly using a neat handwriting style. Through all aspects of our curriculum, we will expose our children to a wide range of vocabulary so that they are able to decipher new words and then use them when speaking both informally and formally.

Confidence, control and accuracy in a range of writing are developed through frequent opportunities to write for a range of subjects, audiences and purposes. It is important that children use writing as an opportunity to formulate and develop their ideas and in using writing as a way to think critically about a topic and express their point of view. We want to inspire children to be confident in the art of speaking and listening and to be able to use discussion to communicate and further their learning.

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