Writing is taught every day in the morning. Children are given the skills to write confidently and expressively for a range of different purposes. We follow the principals of 'Talk for Writing'. This means that children spend time learning to retell a text. They are immersed in this text and spend time looking at its structure, the vocabulary and the plot. The children then use this text to support them write their own version. Children are also given lots of opportunities to invent their own stories and Non-Fiction texts. Writing is also practised as part of other lessons.
In each year group children explore a range of genres and text types across the year, including fiction, poetry, information texts, dialogue and plays, biography and so on.
Teachers give guidance and instruction to children to improve writing skills. This includes grammatical accuracy and correct use of punctuation. We involve pupils in their own learning by sharing assessments with them, agreeing individual targets and sharing success criteria.
Spelling patterns are taught weekly and the children practise and improve handwriting weekly. We follow the ‘Nelson’ Handwriting Scheme: more information about this can be found here.