The teaching of writing is delivered in a creative, stimulating and cross-curricular way, often linked to our Big Idea topic/ themes and based on high quality books and texts. Children are taught a range of skills based on the National Curriculum which they use to write different types of narrative texts, information texts, and poems. Spelling, grammar and vocabulary are taught in discrete sessions and also explicitly through our SPAG programme Scode (further information can be accessed under the spelling tab). Children are shown how to punctuate and structure their writing correctly, becoming fluent with the relevant terminology.
To prepare for their writing, children are provided with opportunities to use drama techniques and to share their writing orally which enables them to imitate the language they need for their work.