In English at Hugh Myddelton, we want our children to feel both confident in their writing and proud of the finished product. We teach them to think deeply, creatively and abstractly in order to discuss and improve ideas collaboratively.
Every teacher at Hugh Myddelton promotes excellence in writing. All teachers consistently maintain high expectations of all pupils and design engaging lessons resulting in challenge-appropriate, high-quality work. In writing, our pupils are able to edit and improve their work, whilst also describing what they felt was successfully about that piece. Our teachers develop a comfortable environment where peers praise and encourage each other to do the very best they can.
At Hugh Myddelton we cultivate a love of reading in all our children. Our library is well-stocked so our children are always supported and able to find a book they are fascinated by and can totally absorb themselves in. Each classroom has a welcoming, comfortable book corner that the children are encouraged to use regularly. Every Tuesday we have a Reading Assembly, where we share excellent stories written by a range of authors and pupils.
Hugh Myddelton teachers inspire children’s curiosity and imagination in English. Each lesson is targeted and well-designed to support each pupil’s idiosyncratic needs. Resources are always available to help children progress in lessons. These resources may range from word mats to pencil grips, dictionaries to video clips and iPads to Chromebooks to allow for pupils to type up their ideas or research them further.
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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 My Book Blog programme.
For more details of the National Curriculum Programmes of Study for English in Key Stages 1 & 2, please click here.