Subject Vision

‘Birchensale Middle School lies at the heart of the community. Our caring family values ensure the best possible environment for every pupil to realise their full potential’

English at Birchensale Middle School aims to encourage young minds to enquire, interpret and question anything and everything they read. We teach a wide spectrum of skills, with challenge and enjoyment embedded throughout every lesson. We teach children to develop the skills and knowledge that will enable them to communicate effectively and creatively through spoken and written language. We believe it’s crucial for our pupils to enjoy and appreciate literature and its rich variety. Our aim is to guide our pupils, introducing them to authors or genres that they may not have encountered and support them to make their own choices. Our English curriculum equips pupils with the ability to express themselves confidently and creatively, using clear and correct language. It provides pupils with a solid foundation on which to build their futures and ges real and exciting opportunities that inspire them to develop their writing throughout their lives. Our pupils can expect to experience a wide range of topics, as well as theatre trips and visits to places of interest, all to help enrich their English lessons.

Learning Blog

As You Write It – Your Play on Stage
As You Write It – Your Play on Stage

At a time when we are all missing out on the magic of going to the theatre, The One Show, along with The Shakespeare North Playhouse is launching an exciting new playwriting competition, giving childr…

Camp Green Lake
Camp Green Lake

Inspired by the novel Holes by Louis Sachar, Perry created a detailed model of Camp Green Lake.

The Wolf Wilder (Chapter 9)
The Wolf Wilder (Chapter 9)

Chapter 9 Mrs Kimbrey’s notes and activities for chapter 9 The Wolf Wilder Chapter 9Download

National Curriculum

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