Beckstone Primary School

Bridging communities | Promoting learning and excellence | Shaping the future.

Eadie Street, Harrington, Workington, Cumbria CA14 5PX
01946 830423 | |

Intent - to what do we aspire for our children?

English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others, and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society.

Source: National Curriculum (updated Jan 2021)

Making sure that children become engaged with reading from the beginning is one of the most important ways to make a difference to their life chances, whatever their socio-economic background. Children need to learn to read as fluently as possible and be motivated to continue reading. Reading offers important emotional benefits, enabling children to talk about their feelings. To the individual it matters emotionally, culturally and educationally; because of the economic impacts within society, it matters to everyone.

The Reading Framework (2021)

Implementation - how will we deliver the curriculum?

Impact - How do we know we have been effective?