Writing is a crucial part of our curriculum at Grangetown Primary School. By the end of Year Six, we intend our children to have developed a love of writing and to be able to express their thoughts and ideas clearly and creatively through the written word. We also intend to create writers who can re-read, edit and improve their own writing, and enable pupils to be able to confidently use the essential skills of grammar, punctuation and spelling.
In order to help us to develop confident, enthusiastic writers who can express themselves in a variety of different styles and across a variety of contexts, we have adopted the approach of ‘The Write Stuff’ by Jane Considine. This provides our children with regular opportunities to write for a range purposes and audiences. Writing tasks are specific and meaningful, and often meet a purpose to engage children and to illustrate how their writing skills can be applied to real life contexts. The use of high-quality texts is vital to what we do and the basis of our writing is around a wide range of books.
We use RWI Spellings to build on phonetic knowledge from KS1 and for children to understand the mechanics behind spellings. This is then applied into their writing.
Pupils will make good progress from their own personal starting points. By the end of Year Six they will be able to write clearly and accurately and adapt their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. Our pupils will acquire a wide vocabulary and have a strong command of the written word. Most importantly, they will develop a love of writing and be well equipped for the rest of their education.
For more information about ‘The Write Stuff’ and Jane Considine’s approach click on the image below.