Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises ten Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.
We have designed our English curriculum to develop the children’s ability to positively speak, read and write fluently.
At Bawdeswell Primary we follow the National Curriculum guidance for English. The learning is sequenced to enable the children to always build on previous learning to deepen and broaden their understanding of English. Reading continues to be a focus in school. A reading incentive scheme is used to encourage the children to read at home regularly.
We follow the RWI scheme in Reception and Year 1. (Please see the document How are phonics taught at Bawdeswell?) . Links are made to other areas of the Curriculum including links to Computing (Fairy Tales) Science (Animals) and RE (Why do Christians celebrate Christmas?) We have a well-stocked library which is open to the children and parents and is a positive space for children and parent to share books and borrow books for home reading.
Our sequencing documents show how English is taught and how the learning is planned, sequenced, and developed from Reception up to Year 6 in preparation for High School
This is underpinned by our Values and Ethos statement which shows our aim is for the children to
Love your learning, Have a positive attitude,
This is also underpinned in our ‘Learning Wheel’
Have a love of reading and writing.