Our vision for English as a subject is one where the various facets that make it up - reading and writing, speaking and listening, grammar, spelling, phonics and handwriting - are taught in a cohesive, interconnected way and, where suitable, linked to the class topics throughout the year. We believe that these different elements feed each other and work together to create a well-rounded, literate and imaginative child.
Below, you'll find materials that you might find interesting or useful relating to the different elements.
We currently use Pearson's Wordsmith to deliver English at the school. This includes use of the Bug Club reading scheme and phonics, as well as Grammar Bug from KS1 upward.
As part of this, children have a login to enable them to access materials relevant to their learning at home or as part of class work. This may be books or chapters they need to read or re-read - it could also be grammar activities.
Their username will be the first four letters of their first name followed by the first four letters of their last name, all lowercase. e.g. David Cameron would be 'davicame'.
Their password will be set, as a default to 'password' but this can and should be changed once they've logged in.
Our school code is 'hlsh'.
If you have any issues, please contact your child's class teacher.
The login screen is here.
Click here for more information.