Writing

Our aim is that all our pupils will become confident, competent writers and develop their own authentic writing voices. Writing gives children a way to effectively communicate with others; to share their ideas, thoughts, emotions, cultural identity and express who they are. Through a text-rich writing curriculum, underpinned by our REAL Projects, we expose children to new worlds, experiences and ideas, expanding their vocabulary and their horizons. Our choice of texts both value and confirm who our pupils are and where they come from, and introduce them to cultural and social contexts beyond those they are familiar with. Spoken language is promoted throughout the curriculum and across all subjects. Spelling, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation are promoted throughout all writing opportunities.

Writing opportunities are fully planned and embedded into each term’s REAL Project (examples of curriculum maps can be found in the Curriculum Intent section of our website). Following immersion in a high-quality text, writing skills are carefully modelled. Key genre-based spelling, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation skills are taught and short-burst writing opportunities allow the children opportunities to practise and rehearse these skills. As the children become more confident writers, each extended piece of writing follows the full writing process (Appendix A). Children are encouraged to edit and redraft their work after self and peer critique opportunities.

 

Full Writing Process

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Impact

Writing Y6

Year 6 have been identifying features of a recount to create a rubric for our first writing piece!
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English investigation

We spent some of Rock star day investigating punctuation – when do we use apostrophes for contractions? Ask Birch class!
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Morning Writing

A CVC word is a word that is made up of a consonant, vowel and consonant sound. Cat, hot, tip, man and hut are all CVC words. CVC words help introduce children to reading by first learning the sounds of the individual letters, and blending those sounds into one three-letter word. These words are great for introducing younger students to Phonemic awareness, the ability…
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Writing

Co-constructing rubrics looking at good examples of biographies to prepare for writing a biography about Thomas Barnardo.
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