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At BBIS we recognise the critical role literacy plays in enabling our students to achieve ‘more than they think they can’ as global citizens.

At BBIS we foster a deep and intrinsic love for reading, writing and spoken language. Literacy skills are embedded across the breadth of the curriculum in order to develop powers of imagination, inventiveness and critical awareness. 

We ensure we support our students where English is a second language through targeted interventions and in-classroom support.

What does literacy learning look like at BBIS?

Our curriculum aims to foster an enthusiasm for Literacy in students as well as equip them with the skills they need to achieve the highest standard possible. 

The students participate in daily phonics and spelling lessons using ‘Read, Write Inc.’. RWI is a complete phonics programme with high-quality training, assessment, intervention and resources (including decodable books). 

Our reading comprehension sessions use the ‘Building Bridges of Understanding’ teaching approach. The ultimate aim is for our students to become self-regulated strategic readers who predict, visualise, make connections, ask questions, determine importance, clarify and infer meaning before, during and after reading. In addition, there are planned speaking and listening opportunities throughout lesson time.