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Writing Intent Statement

Our intention is to develop the children’s ability to produce well-structured, detailed writing in which the meaning is made clear and which engages the interest of the reader. Attention is paid throughout the school to the formal structures of English, grammatical detail, punctuation and spelling. Our approach to teaching writing covers the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2021) and ‘transcription’ and ‘composition’ requirements of The National Curriculum (2013). To support our teaching of writing, staff refer to a range of strategies including those created by Alan Peat, Ros Wilson, Jane Constantine and Pie Corbett. Teachers are flexible in their selection of these Literacy experts’ strategies to suit the needs of the children and text type being taught.

Writing Values

BRAVE – We show bravery by challenging ourselves to share our writing in front of the class.

CURIOUS – We show our curiosity by being eager to learn about new genres and text types.

COLLABORATIVE – We show that we are collaborative by working together to produce shared writes and working well with others.

HAPPY – We show happiness by participating in speaking and listening activities including drama.

LOVE – We show love by taking pride in our work and presentation of our books.

RESPECT – We show respect by working with our classmates to offer peer assessment, offering advice and feedback in a kind, constructive and reflective manner.