Helping Each Child To Flourish
At Heworth we believe that writing is a fundamental tool which enables children to communicate and express themselves as competent and confident writers. We strive to provide children with the grammatical understanding and a rich vocabulary with which to write clearly, accurately and coherently. Our writing curriculum gives children the independence and confidence to adapt their language and style for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.
The aim of our reading curriculum is:
- Equip children with the skills to become confident, competent, writers who are able to use writing as a means of expression and as a communication tool
- Ensure that pupils acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar for reading, writing and spoken language.
- Ensure that children write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.
What Writing looks like at Heworth
- We follow Early Years Development Matters and The National Curriculum.
- Teach creative and inspiring English lessons based around high quality texts, celebrating rich and diverse genres, including non-fiction texts and poetry.
- Creatively link our texts – cross-curricular approach where appropriate.
- Teach from the ‘No-Nonsense’ scheme for spelling and grammar lessons from Year 2.
- Teach grammar discreetly but also throughout our writing lesson.
- Teach daily phonics through a systematic, synthetic approach using ELS and provide intervention for those in KS 2 using this scheme.
- Immersion – children are introduced to a text/audience/purpose
- Gather Ideas and Planning
- Modelling, Shared Writing and Drafting
- Evaluating, Editing and Proofreading
- Publishing, Performing and Celebrating Success