At Newington Community Primary School, developing our children as competent writers is core to our aims of ‘Ambition, Achievement and Aspiration’. A good writer is able to achieve well across the curriculum in their formal education, but likewise the ability to communicate clearly and accurately through the written form, is vital for their future life opportunities and outcomes. In order to be a good writer, pupils need to be fluent readers, therefore our approach to writing is intrinsically linked to our reading provision, underpinned by our phonics teaching.
Developing competent writers is a complex process, relying on the following domains:
- Transcription (spelling and handwriting)
- Vocabulary, grammar and punctuation
All of our teaching is aligned to the National Curriculum expectations (2014).
Through our writing curriculum, we teach using a wide range of high quality texts. These texts include a range of medias such as books, picture books, visual literacy such as videos and high quality pictures. These high quality texts have been chosen to develop our pupils perspectives of the world, being chosen in line with our four curriculum drivers:
Throughout English lessons children will have access to a range of writing opportunities including fiction, nonfiction and poetry.
“The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written language, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.” National Curriculum, 2014.Writing in EYFS and KS1
Our Writing Policy can be viewed here.