English Vision Statement

At Shefford Lower School, we aim to foster a love of language and reading and attach great importance to enabling our children to become fluent readers, whilst promoting reading for enjoyment. We aim to develop independence and fluency in all readers to ensure a life-long love of reading and ensuring that they can all achieve their full potential across all areas of the curriculum.

We approach reading in different ways; reading for pleasure, embedding it within all subjects in the curriculum and teaching reading skills explicitly.

The school promotes a curriculum that is infused by British values and the spiritual, moral social and cultural development of its children. Through reading and writing in particular, children have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Reading and writing enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. Our ethos is that all our children are capable of achieving highly and that we as lead practitioners will provide the right learning experiences for this to happen. Learning is our core purpose and we are committed to building children’s capacity to develop as independent confident and reflective learners. In order to do this we have designed a knowledge rich curriculum with key concepts, powerful knowledge, transferable vocabulary and skills that deepen and ensure enduring understanding, formed from evidential research.