"Pupils work well together and individually, and are very successful in a wide range of extra-curricular activities including music, drama and games."

ISI Inspection of the Girls' Division 2016

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At Beech House, we want our children to grow up with a love of books and of reading. We have a wide range of books - stories, poems, non-fiction and plays and we work hard to enable the children to become independent, confident readers.

Many opportunities for speaking and listening are provided, as well as opportunities for paired talking, group and class discussions. We actively encourage children to speak confidently in front of an audience and to perform in Harvest or Christmas celebrations and the Year 2 concert.

We take the best elements of the Literacy Strategy and incorporate them into our scheme of work, extending the skills of our children through a variety of additional activities. We aim to familiarise the children with a range of different writing styles and the standard of independent writing within the school is high.

My favourite lesson is reading because there are lots of adventures in books.

Bolton School Infants pupil studying English