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English at Bulwell St Mary's


At BSM, we are all proud readers and writers. Every child is encouraged to read as much as possible, both in school and at home.

We have an amazing new library (completed in January 2022), full of loads of diverse and exciting books for our children to read and enjoy.


EYFS and KS1 take part in shared reading lessons 2 or 3 times a week.

KS2 classes have a shared reading lesson 4 or 5 times per week.

All of our reading skills are based around our reading aliens. These are used in every class to help children identify the types of questions they are being asked to answer.


Our Writing process, follows a three week unit, all focused around the purpose for our piece of writing. As much as possible, all writing the children do is purposeful and engaging. Writing is also published so that it can be shared with our community and other classes in the school.