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Enfield Learning Trust


At Bowes Primary School, we provide an appropriate, inclusive, engaging English curriculum.

The development of children’s language is crucial to their success across the curriculum. We want all children to be excellent communicators, to listen actively and to speak with confidence. At Bowes, children are helped to develop a love of reading and to become skilful and imaginative writers.

Our Foundation Stage and KS1 pupils follow the Read Write Inc. programme. In KS2, we use a comprehension programme, which is in-depth and designed to develop children into confident speakers and willing writers. The Read Write Inc. programme continues for children who need additional support.

During all lessons across the school, children have the opportunity to develop their spoken language capabilities and improve their listening skills through a wide range of activities.