We strongly foster the enjoyment of writing and believe that children cannot “just write” and that children need to be taught to speak confidently and have an extensive vocabulary to become good writers.
We teach writing through a text. We ‘hook’ the children into the text using a range of multi-sensory activities to excite and engage the children. We use a variety of teaching and learning styles in our writing lessons. Our principal aim is to develop children’s knowledge, skills, and understanding. We actively encourage accurate and meaningful writing, in both narrative and non-fiction, and give opportunities for the children to improve their skills of planning, drafting and editing.
Writing is taught through a daily lesson in which children experience whole-class activities, a guided group or independent activity, and a whole-class session to review progress and learning. They have the opportunity to experience a wide range of texts, and to support their work with a variety of resources, such as dictionaries, thesauruses, word lists and displayed targets. Children use ICT in writing lessons where it enhances their learning. Children who are struggling are withdrawn for focused intervention.
Nursery children study pre-writing skills. From Reception going into KS2 our children follow ‘The Big Writing Adventures.’ This is a progressive writing programme which includes all aspects of Literacy. In Upper KS2 we follow a creative writing programme which includes all aspects of Literacy with an emphasis on creative and imaginative writing to enable the children to develop their own independent style.
Each year group visits: fiction, non-fiction and poetry - see "Curriculum Objectives Overviews"
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