In writing from Years 1-6, we use model texts that provide examples of excellence to inspire children. We provide children with writing toolkits for each unit, which provide them with key skills and vocabulary they will need to write well. We also use 'talk for writing’ in EYFS and Key Stage 1. The Talk for Writing approach enables children to read and write independently for a variety of audiences and purposes within different subjects. A key feature is that children internalise the language structures needed to write through ‘talking the text’, as well as close reading. The approach moves from dependence towards independence, with the teacher using shared and guided teaching to develop the ability in children to write creatively and powerfully.
Spelling and grammar are taught alongside this in Key Stage 1 and 2.
Units may move between terms.
Writing Overviews (taken down in February 2022)
(Currently being updated to include our diverse community. Publication expected in March 2022.)