We encourage children to become independent writers and to write clearly and with confidence.
From EYFS to Year 6, we follow the Talk for Writing guidance from Pie Corbett in each of our Writing lessons. This also covers the Speaking and Listening objectives for each year group.
Each unit of work begins with a 'cold write' which is used to assess the pupil's prior knowledge of the genre. After a three week teaching sequence, the children then complete a 'hot write' to demonstrate their learning and understanding.
We give the children a wide range of opportunities in which to develop their writing skills of which they are proud.
It is important for pupils to write clearly and develop a fluent and legible writing style. Handwriting is taught across the curriculum discretely and through direct teaching. Teachers model the formation and convey clear expectations. The school follows the cursive handwriting scheme. Expectations for each year group follow the Programme of Study as outlined in the National Curriculum 2014.
Pupils are taught to:
similar ways) and to practise these.
Left-handed children receive specific teaching to meet their needs. Teachers adapt the seating plan of the class to allow the left-handed child freedom of movement as they write.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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