English - Writing
At St John’s Primary School, writing is a crucial part of our curriculum. We intend for pupils to be able to write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. We want children to develop their fine and gross motors skills in order to plan, revise and evaluate their writing.
We also intend for pupils to leave school being able to use fluent and legible handwriting. Pupils will leave St John’s with a good knowledge of the spelling rules, the relationship between words, etymology and the ability to use figurative language. Thus ensuring they acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language.
Our children will be competent in the art of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate. They will use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas.
English is planned for using the EYFS Framework and KS1 and KS2 school curriculum based on the National Curriculum. All children, from EYFS to Year 6, are provided with many and varied opportunities to develop and apply their writing skills across the curriculum. To be able to do this effectively, pupils will read widely and often and have access to a range of writing in differing genres and styles. They will also develop an awareness of the audience, purpose and context, and an increasingly wide knowledge of vocabulary and grammar.
English writing is planned for following, ‘The Write Stuff’ written by Jane Considine and by also using high-quality texts. Teachers edit, adapt and write their own short-term planning, ensuring year-group specific skills and knowledge, grammar and spelling are enriching and weaved into the final written piece.
Children will make at least good progress in Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening from their last point of statutory assessment or from their data in Reception.
Children will use their English knowledge and skills, in all curriculum areas, to enable them to know more, remember more and understand more.
Children will have a love of Writing and make at least good progress in Writing from their last point of statutory assessment or from their data in Reception.
Children will use their Writing skills as a key tool in helping them to learn, and as a result, know more, remember more and understand more.