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At Balksbury Federation we strive to make our approach to English engaging and purposeful and use enriched texts, or hooks to inspire children.  In writing, we want our children to take ownership over the vocabulary they use so that they can express themselves with confidence. Reading is highly valued and each day children have a reading session where key skills are taught.  In Early Years, our children enjoy learning phonics each day and are presented with many writing and reading opportunities linked into the children’s play both indoors and outdoors.

Our Libraries

English Overview and Progression of Skills

Balksbury Federation English Overview

Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement

Examples of our KS2 writing

World Book Day 2020

Thank you to everyone for their effort participating in World Book day this year. Staff and pupils had great fun dressing up as their favourite book characters and book related activities were carried out throughout the day. We especially loved sharing our love for books by reading together across the federation. Thank you also to everyone who entered the "Reading is fun" poster competition; the standard of entries was very high and judging was incredibly tough. Well done to all the winners.