In English at Hugh Myddelton, we want our children to feel both confident in their writing and proud of the finished product. We want them to learn how to think deeply, creatively and abstractly to discuss and improve ideas collaboratively.
Every teacher at Hugh Myddelton promotes excellence in writing and all teachers consistently maintain high expectations of all pupils.
We aim to cultivate a love of reading in all our children. We want our children to always be able to find a book they are fascinated by and can totally absorb themselves in.
In writing, we want Hugh Myddelton pupils to know how to edit and improve their work whilst in unison describing what they felt they did successfully in that piece. Our children praise their peers and encourage each other to do the best they can.
Teachers at Hugh Myddelton inspire children’s curiosity and imagination through interesting and engaging lessons. Our teachers offer a range of tools to pupils to support their idiosyncratic needs. These resources may include word mats, pencil grips, dictionaries, video clips, iPads, computer technology and much more. The computer technology we have available at school is excellent to promote digital literacy, where pupils can type up their ideas or research them further.
|English Curriculum Maps - 2016-17|
How We Teach Reading and Phonics
At Hugh Myddelton we place great value on teaching children to read and love books.
Hugh Myddelton uses Read Write Inc. and Fresh Start, a series of whole-school literacy programmes for 4-11-year-olds designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. Read Write Inc. and Fresh Start are:
- rooted in the Primary National Curriculum 2014;
- meets the requirements of the Ofsted framework; and
- is an effective use of Pupil Premium.
In Key Stage 2 (and in Key Stage 1 for more able pupils), children follow the Project X reading scheme and have their reading comprehension regularly assessed and monitored using the Accelerated Reader programme.
For more details of the National Curriculum Programmes of Study for English in Key Stages 1 & 2, please click here.