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Briar Hill Infant School


Miss Clark is our English Leader


We value the importance of speaking and listening and provide many opportunities for children to think, discuss, plan, learn and reflect in an imaginative and collaborative way. We use Letters and Sounds for our daily phonics teaching and learning. We encourage and develop a love of reading for purpose and pleasure through a text based curriculum. We teach pre-cursive and cursive handwriting through the 'Letterjoin' scheme from Reception with excellent outcomes for children. We promote a topic and text based approach to learning both within English and all other subjects as a way to 'hook' our children into learning through an exciting story!

Developing these essential skills enables our children to become confident speakers, listeners, readers and therefore writers immersed in purposeful learning. We encourage you to read with your children daily and where possible be a good reading role model for them. 

Examples of English at Briar Hill Infant School

English Spring 1
English Learning

Shine!! Poem

This is the latest poem shared with the children


View Our Slideshow.

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