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Intent:

At Wyburns, we value writing as a key life skill, and are dedicated to enabling our pupils become confident and motivated writers.  We believe writing is key for academic success and ensure we have a holistic approach to the teaching of writing we implement a variety of approaches. By the time children leave Wyburns they are competent writers who can write in a range of styles for a range of audiences.

Implementation

  • Consistency and well-taught English is the bedrock of a valuable education, at Wyburns we ensure that the teaching of writing is purposeful, robust and shows clear progression for all children. 
  • Each year group is teaching the explicit grammar, punctuation and spelling objectives required for that age groups.  As well as teaching the objectives, teachers are able to embed the skills throughout the year in cross-curricular writing opportunities and ensure that most children are achieving the objectives at the expected level and that some children can achieve at a greater depth standard
  • In order to expose children to a variety of genres which helps to utilise and embed the writing skills, teachers develop creative units to plan, structure and teach their English lessons.  This journey is designed to show progress, teach the pertinent year group objectives, apply and consolidate these skills and develop vocabulary. 
  • Writing is taught at times through the use of a quality text, which exposes the children to inference, high-level vocabulary, a range of punctuation and characterisation.  We also like to hook children into writing though a range of creative devices. Video clips, music and drama are some of the ways we entice the children into their writing and ensure it is exciting and purposeful

 

Impact

 

The impact on our children is clear: progress, sustained learning and transferrable skills.  With the implementation of creative and purposeful units being well established and taught thoroughly in both key stages, children are becoming more confident writers and by the time they are in upper Key Stage 2, most genres of writing are familiar to them and the teaching can focus on creativity, writer’s craft, sustained writing and manipulation of grammar and punctuation skills.

 

As all aspects of English are an integral part of the curriculum, cross curricular writing standards have also improved and skills taught in the English lesson are transferred into other subjects; this shows consolidation of skills and a deeper understanding of how and when to use specific grammar, punctuation and grammar objectives.  We hope that as children move on from us to further their education and learning that their creativity, passion for English and high aspirations travel with them and continue to grow and develop as they do.