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 Subject Leaders - Miss R Harris and Mrs E Fynn
“I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.” (Robert Louis Stevenson)

“Good writing is like a windowpane.” (George Orwell)

“By the time I am nearing the end of a story, the first part will have been reread and altered and corrected at least one hundred and fifty times.” (Roald Dahl)

Our curriculum intent:

Throughout their time at Old Park, we encourage children to be confident, creative writers. Teachers in all key stages equip children with the necessary skills to write for a range of purposes and audiences. At Old Park, we firmly believe that children need to have a purpose for their writing. By using real contexts or topic-based learning, pupils have a clear reason to write. Modelled and shared writing is key throughout school. This is used to embed spelling, grammar and punctuation, as well as broadening the vocabulary our children understand and use. Clear and achievable targets are set, which challenge all abilities and stretch the more able. All children are aware of their year group expectations and what their writing should look like.

In EYFS and Key Stage One, purpose for writing are:

  • Writing to inform;
  • Writing to entertain.

These are supported through the teaching of:

  • Phonics;
  • Correct letter formation;
  • Key fundamentals in spelling and punctuation.

Across Key Stage Two, purposes for writing are:

  • Writing to inform;
  • Writing to entertain;
  • Writing to persuade.

These are supported through the teaching of:

  • Spelling patterns through the use of Read, Write Inc spelling program;
  • Punctuation;
  • Powerful language.
In addition to this, opportunities are given for role play, reading aloud, debating, discussion, immersion experiences and visits – which enable all children to participate and achieve success.