At Hugh Myddelton, our children feel both confident in their writing and proud of the finished product. They learn how to think deeply, creatively and abstractly to discuss and improve ideas collaboratively.
Teachers at Hugh Myddelton inspire children’s curiosity and imagination. We provide teachers with the training needed to support pupils’ individual needs. We have high expectations of all pupils.
Our teachers have carefully mapped out genre coverage and spelling, punctuation and grammar objectives to ensure that we are teaching the curriculum thoroughly and effectively. They use of engaging and diverse texts. We work hard to ensure progression of writing skills across the school.
Lessons are thoughtfully structured to encompass opportunities for drama and debate as well as whole-class reading and creative writing. Challenge and creativity permeate our English lessons, ensuring that all students are engaged and learning to the highest possible standard. Children are exposed to high-quality shared and guided reading and writing, modelling the skills and techniques of being a confident reader and writer.
Teachers use Talk4Writing as a foundation for planning which is a cumulative and systematic process for the teaching of English. Where possible, writing is linked to the termly topic, ensuring that there is a purposeful outcome to each piece of writing.
www.letsthinkinenglish.org) approach across the school.This year we are continuing with our well-loved weekly reading assembly, sharing all kinds of stories, many of which can be found in our school library. Similarly, we look forward to focussing on spelling and introducing a Hugh Myddelton Spelling Bee whole school competition in the summer term. Lastly, we are hoping to take our first steps towards delivering the Let's Think in English (
Hugh Myddelton is committed to ensuring that every child can read. We use the Read Write Inc. and Fresh Start phonics programmes to teach initial decoding. Our priority is both the teaching of reading skills and the enjoyment of literature, enabling children to become lifelong, confident readers.
Read Write Inc. is one of the School's uses of the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG); the PPG is received by the school to cater to the needs of our pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. The programme has been credited by Ofsted as a tangible means of allowing disadvantaged children to achieve to the same level as their peers.
Phonics support for parents
Click on the links below for help for parents in supporting your child with phonics:
- Understanding Phonics
- Listen to your child read
- Ten things to think about when you read to your child
- Sound pronunciation guide - video
- Oxford owl for home: help your child learn at home
- Reading at home booklet 1
- Reading at home booklet 2
Our 'top tips' for supporting your child with phonics at home:
- Practise the sounds and phrases
- Practise reading sounds speedily - ‘review, review, review’
- Use ‘Special Friends’, ‘Fred Talk’, read the word’ to read words.