At Brentwood Primary School, we understand that a strong foundation in English is essential for our students’ academic success and future opportunities. We place a high value on the development of early years oral language skills and reading fluency, recognising these as critical components of literacy. By nurturing these skills from a young age, we prepare our students not only for their continued education but also for the challenges of the future.

We incorporate the science of reading into our English curriculum, utilising evidence-based practices that are proven to be effective in teaching literacy. This approach ensures that our methods are grounded in research, focusing on the Big Six of reading: oral language, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. By adhering to these principles, we provide our students with a solid foundation in reading and writing.

We believe in the power of early intervention to support students who need additional assistance in literacy. We prioritise identifying and addressing literacy challenges as soon as possible. Our commitment is demonstrated through our full-time intervention teacher, who works closely with students requiring extra support to ensure they achieve literacy proficiency.

At Brentwood Primary School, our goal is to equip every student with the tools they need to succeed, fostering a lifelong love of reading and effective communication skills. By investing in our students’ early literacy development, we lay the groundwork for their future academic achievements and personal growth.