English:

Welcome to Birchensale Middle School’s English webpage! We are a department dedicated to helping your child to achieve the very best they can in English and literacy. Below you will find information about the KS2 and KS3 programme we deliver at Birchensale Middle School as well as useful documents you can download and keep.

 

Our main aim in the English department is to develop a lifelong love of literature and the English language. We aim to help prepare our pupils for the future and the topics that we deliver, encourage independence, excitement, research and enquiry whilst giving opportunities to write creatively with flair and confidence. Pupils will be encouraged to explore texts, write imaginatively, present ideas and work collaboratively with their peers to form analytical and original outcomes and responses. We adopt an active approach to teaching where pupils are encouraged to be proactive and engage positively with their learning.

What some of our pupils think about their English lessons!

 

Homework

We believe that learning at home is very important. It will help your child to become a more confident learner by helping to develop their skills within the subject.

In English the purpose of learning at home is to:

  • Help to develop a love of reading outside of the classroom
  • Help to build confidence in writing skills 

Homework will be set weekly, please click on link  for the timetable.