At Hogarth Primary School, we strive to ensure we provide our children with a broad and balanced curriculum that is ambitious for all pupils.
Through cohesive and sequential planning, each unit is successfully adapted, designed and developed for all pupils, regardless of their special educational need or disability and ensure they are also advancing the knowledge and skills of those who are working at Greater Depth. Knowing what the children are capable of, and setting high expectations for children to achieve their targets, allows our pupils to flourish in all aspects of English: Reading and Writing (inclusive of Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation).
Spoken language underpins the development of reading and writing. The quality and variety of language that pupils hear and speak are vital for developing their vocabulary and grammar and their understanding for reading and writing. At Hogarth we do this through discussion of books, role play and hot seating; discussions of work whilst peer assessing writing and debating topical issues.
The programmes of study for writing at key stages 1 and 2 are constructed similarly to those for reading:
These skills are developed through structured English lessons that teach how to plan, revise and evaluate writing with an understanding of audience, purpose and context. Furthermore, the children are given opportunities to use their writing skills in other subjects and through extended writing. Writing also depends on fluent, legible and, eventually, speedy handwriting which is taught on a weekly basis.
As a school, we have very close connections to our local bookshop who provide imaginative and creative author visits for our children to enjoy.
Spelling, vocabulary, punctuation and grammar - At Hogarth we teach these skills daily through discreet lessons as well as embedding them when teaching, reading, writing and spoken language.