Writing skills are developed across a range of fiction and non-fiction genres. Writing for real purposes is encouraged and appropriate texts and real life experiences are used to successfully emerse, engage and motivate the children. Children may write about a trip, a visitor, respond to a letter, or explore a scene or scenario from which they can develop their ideas and skills.
- Talk for writing opportunities support children in rehearsing ideas and developing accuracy before writing.
- Accuracy of spelling, grammar and punctuation is valued and explicit teaching sessions are planned by teachers.
- Children are taught ‘how to be a writer’. They follow the whole writing process from exploring a genre to planning, drafting and redrafting their own work to create a ‘polished’ final draft.
- Children are supported in their writing through modelled, shared, guided, group and independent writing opportunities.
- Additional spelling, grammar, punctuation or organizational support is provided outside of Literacy lessons through a variety of intervention programmes and support packages designed by our teachers to best support our children.