Writing at Crowcroft Park Primary School

Intent

The 2014 National Curriculum for English aims to ensure that all children:

  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.

At Crowcroft Park Primary School, we embed each of these skills by following a text-based approach, which puts well-chosen, language-rich texts by a range of renowned authors at the heart of teaching and learning. Through this approach, our intention is to provide all children with full access to the curriculum. We want all children to enjoy writing, to see themselves as writers, and to take pride in their written work. We aim to motivate children to write by providing a range of purposes and audiences for writing. Writing lessons follow a holistic teaching sequence which incorporates shared reading to gather new vocabulary and sentence structures, the use of drama, high quality written and oral feedback and peer-to-peer editing. We believe this leads to our pupils becoming confident and enthusiastic writers who are ready and able to communicate effectively and coherently throughout their lives.

Implementation

Planning for, and assessment of writing follows the programmes of study outlined in the national curriculum for English, which can be found by following the link below:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335186/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_English_220714.pdf

Phonics is taught following the Letters and Sounds programme:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/190599/Letters_and_Sounds_-_DFES-00281-2007.pdf

Spelling is taught following the Rising Stars spelling programme:

https://www.risingstars-uk.com/media/Rising-Stars/Series%20Images/RS%20Spelling/RS-Spelling-Contents-list.pdf

Handwriting is taught following the ISHA Achieving Excellence in Handwriting programme:

https://improvementinschool.co.uk/handwriting/

 

 

  

  

Websites for children and parents to help with home learning:

The Literacy Shed:

https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html

The National Literacy Trust:

http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/

Oxford Owl:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/english--1/writing-at-primary-school/