At Great Bedwyn Primary School, our aim is to provide all of our children access to a broad and balanced curriculum which is ambitious, engaging and provides a range of learning opportunities, rich first-hand experiences and challenge. We will ensure children will develop a life-long love of learning. The curriculum ensures each child’s learning journey is coherent and progressive, with learning being linked across subjects and experiences, and connections made across year groups.

We believe that the Literacy curriculum prepares all pupils to lead an enriched, fulfilling life by promoting high standards of language and literacy and teaching the skills they need to communicate effectively and confidently with others, using the spoken and written word. We aim to promote a life-long love of reading and literature so they can participate fully in the world around them

We aim for our pupils to:

  • Read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style creatively in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • Be competent in the arts of speaking and listening and use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr Seuss