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At Balfour, we have carefully crafted our Literacy curriculum to ensure it is engaging and progressive. Literacy is at the heart of all learning and we want to enthuse our children with a love of Reading and Writing. 

We have broken Literacy down into five key areas - Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling and Writing. Wherever possible, we look for connections between both these areas and other subjects in order to embed new learning and revisit secured skills across a range of activities. Topic links engage children and provide purpose for their Literacy learning, whilst allowing them to apply their knowledge and skills across multiple lessons and tasks.

Please click through the other sections for further information about our Literacy curriculum and intent. 


Get Caught Reading Competition  (Jan 2021)



Some exciting news! We have selected the winners of the Get Caught Reading competition. You can see the fantastic submissions below.

A big thank you to all the children and families who took part in the Get Caught Reading competition. It was so lovely to see you all immersed in a variety of books around your homes and local area. We can now announce the winners!

  • Year R- Claudia, Beetles
  • Year 1 - Levi, Armadillos
  • Year 2- Seren, Lemon Tree
  • Year 3- Jack, Fern
  • Year 4- George, Oxygen
  • Year 5- Oliver, Uganda
  • Year 6- Phoenix, Rattlesnakes


Huge congratulations to our winners! We will be in touch very soon to let you know how to receive your book token. 

Keep your eyes peeled for more competitions coming soon!

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Get Caught Reading results (Jan 2021)