Writing

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We provide opportunities for our learners to write freely and creatively and to write at length, for a variety of audiences and purposes (a weekly 'Big Write' is a popular addition to the week in Year 1 and 2).  We have also been making use of the CLPE 'Power of Reading' resources to add further interest and excitement to our writing and last year had one of the authors of a book we use in Year 2 come to visit our school!  

 

The school has bought in to a handwriting scheme of work called Penpals to improve handwriting across the school.  This is carried out consistently in every class across the school each week.

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Written work is displayed throughout the school, so that others may appreciate it and the children realise that it is valued, particularly writing that the children have chosen to complete themselves outside of school!

Because of this, the children are also inspired to produce work of a high standard, often choosing to draft and correct it before it is “published”.  We are soon starting a new project using a platform called Pobble.  This exciting development will be shared with parents very soon!

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The children experience writing in different forms, for example, letters, lists, reports, poems, instructions, captions, accounts and stones. To enable children to write confidently and independently they are taught spelling patterns, simple grammar, punctuation and how to structure their writing.  Reading and writing skills are reinforced across the curriculum and enhanced by the use of IT.