Writing is taught in a cross-curricular way, linking up with other areas of the curriculum. Vocabulary is developed systematically and linked closely to the genres of writing being taught. We develop writing skills through a process which includes exploring and immersing children in high quality texts and examples, planning, editing, redrafting and presenting.
To support children in moving towards independent writing we provide a wide range of activities including use of film and imagery, modelled, shared and guided writing, peer editing and discussion. We encourage pupils to express their ideas, exchange ideas and to develop more sophisticated vocabulary, drawing upon what they have read and experienced across the curriculum.
We provide opportunities for writing for purpose and we encourage pupils to see themselves as authors. We promote the status of written work by providing opportunities for children’s writing to be “published” as a final piece as well as displayed throughout school- to celebrate achievements. Handwriting sessions are incorporated into the English lessons.
National Curriculum English Programmes of Study: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-english-programmesof-study/national-curriculum-in-england-english-programmes-of-study