At Middleton Primary School, English and the teaching of English is the foundation of our curriculum. Our aim is to ensure every single child becomes primary literate and progresses in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Our goal is to inspire an appreciation of our rich and varied literary heritage and a habit of reading widely and often. We recognise the importance of nurturing a culture where children take pride in their writing, can write clearly and accurately and adapt their language and style for a range of contexts. We want children to be confident in the art of speaking and listening and use discussion to communicate and further their learning.
We recognise that each child has their own starting point upon entry to every year group and progress is measured in line with these starting points to ensure every child, inclusive of vulnerability, can celebrate success. Teachers plan and teach personalised, purposeful English lessons which focus on the particular needs of each child.
English at Middleton will not only be a daily discrete lesson, but is at the heart of the entire curriculum. It is embedded within all our lessons and we will strive for a high level of English for all. Through using high-quality texts, immersing children in vocabulary rich learning environments and ensuring curriculum expectations and the progression of skills are met. The children at Middleton will be exposed to a language heavy, creative and continuous English curriculum which will enable them to become primary literate.