This is at the very heart of Westbourne’s dynamic and exciting English department. With that love of words comes a confidence that allows our students to express themselves with clarity, originality and flair, becoming experienced at writing for a variety of audiences and performances.
Literacy & Learning
Westbourne Junior School offers a rich and varied English curriculum. We aim to develop successful learners through opportunities for imaginative writing, the study of high quality texts and partaking in exciting performances.
What will I learn?
Children at Westbourne Junior School enjoy a wide variety of English learning. We intend to foster an interest in language, confidence to speak and listen with their peers and adults, a love of reading, an ability to communicate meaning in written form as well as developing imaginative expression.
A highlight is our World Book Day celebrations, when all the children dress as their favourite book character... the teachers usually have a theme to surprise the children with too!
Our Junior School library is a centre of learning that is accessible to all children and staff. It houses fiction, non-fiction, CDs of topics of interest, magazines and newspapers. These resources can be used for research or loaned.
The library is open regularly during the week and manned by a team of Year 6 librarians. Every effort is made to keep up with new trends. In addition, suggestions and/or donations are often welcomed from pupils, parents and teachers.