English - Writing
“You can make anything by writing.” C.S. Lewis
English Lead: Mrs Edwards
The belief of all staff at Green Oaks is that regardless of ability, we want all pupils to have the opportunity to; acquire a wide vocabulary, a solid understanding of grammar and be able to spell new words by efficiently applying the spelling patterns and rules they have learnt, and to take pride in the presentation of their writing. We want them to write clearly, accurately, and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes, and audiences.
Class Teachers prepare pupils for writing by modelling the ideas, grammar, or techniques of writing. teaching sequences that slide between experience days, modelled writing stacking lessons and by using diverse texts linked to our whole curriculum as stimuli in explicit English lessons, alongside applying taught skills across other subjects.
Class Teachers provide actionable feedback to pupils’ learning and develop independence in being able to identify their own areas for improvement in all pieces of writing, editing their work effectively during and after the writing process.
Our classroom environments; celebrate the children’s achievements, display modelled texts for writing, are vocabulary-rich and create a visual tool which supports pupils in becoming self-assured, independent linguists alongside.
By the time pupils leave Green Oaks, they will:
- be able to confidently communicate their knowledge, ideas, and emotions effectively through their writing.
- have a good understanding of how to effectively apply grammar, spelling and punctuation to their writing.
- have a clear understanding of how to build, plan and complete a range of text types.
- be good writers by being able to refine and edit their writing over time.