Bailiffe Bridge Junior & Infant School

Bailiffe Bridge Junior & Infant School


Phonics Lead: Miss Bennett

Reading Lead: Miss Hepworth          

Writing Lead: Miss Hepworth


Our Curriculum

The Bailiffe Bridge School English curriculum aligns with the National Curriculum. It aims to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping children with a strong command of the spoken and written language while developing their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.

Our reading curriculum aims to develop:

Our writing curriculum aims to develop:

How is phonics taught? 

Phonics is taught through:

  • daily, 30-minute discrete lessons 
  • the validated systematic synthetic Phonics Bug scheme

How is reading taught? 

 Reading is taught through: 

  • daily phonics lessons
  • modelled reading
  • shared reading (whole class) 
  • guided reading (group)
  • 1-to-1 reading
  • independent reading 
  • home reading 

How is writing taught? 

 Writing is taught through: 

  • discrete handwriting lessons
  • daily phonics/spelling lessons (Phonics Bug scheme/No Nonsense Spelling scheme)
  • discrete grammar and punctuation lessons (supported by the No Nonsense Grammar scheme)
  • immersion in high-quality texts (CLPE)
  • teaching the key structural and language features of text types 
  • shared and modelled writing

All children are taught and given the opportunity to apply the writing cycle (plan-draft-edit/revise-redraft) in a range of contexts.