Scroll to content
Birchwood Junior School home page

Birchwood Junior School

Take Off and Fly!

Birchwood Junior School


Our Vision for Reading 

At Birchwood Junior School, we vow that every child must be a reader by the time they leave us in year 6, no matter their starting point or background. We value this ideal to such an extent, that it is in fact one of our golden threads. You can find out why we value reading so much on our curriculum vision page.


So what is a reader?


For us, a reader is someone who can decode & read with fluency. They gain the experiences they need to comprehend text so that they can freely, confidently and passionately talk about books as well as write about them.


A reader, with this toolkit, is someone who is then empowered to take great joy in living a life of discovery through books. Discovery of themselves, the world around them, and the infinite worlds that exist in their imagination.


What does this look like in practice?

At Birchwood we are conscious that vision is just the start of the journey. We work with experts across the county and beyond to ensure that our reading curriculum is unshakable in its ability to provide our students with all that they need to become a reader. In the documents below, you will see our offer. Should you have any questions at all, our English Lead, Miss Burgess, is always available to talk all things reading, so please don't ever hesitate to call the school to book an appointment with her. 

In Our Federation

Swipe left and right to find contact details

  • The Lancaster

    01522 685078
    82 Jasmin Road,
    Lincoln, LN6 0QQ
    View School Website
  • Woodlands Infant
    and Nursery School

    01522 683557
    Whitethorn Grove, Birchwood,
    Lincoln, LN6 0PF
    View School Website
  • Forest Skies

    01522 800971
    Larchwood Crescent,
    Lincoln, LN6 0NL
    View Federation Website


Birchwood Junior School

01522 800971
Birchwood Junior School,
Larchwood Crescent, Lincoln, LN6 0NL